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Old 09-17-2021, 04:14 PM
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I have never heard or seen a rupiculous producing keikis. I nitially I though it was a spike as the initial structure of spikes looks a lot like a new growth. But not it really seems a really small new plant with roots.

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I have seen this on a few of my rupis. I think it happened once on a milleri and once on a bahiensis. I have no idea what triggers it.
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Every now and then I contact Reginaldo Vasconcelos (you might know who he is. In this case, he is the guy who discovered this species) and sent him some photos. He told me it may be caused by some problem in the rhizome.
In fact, because this plant is rare, there is no information about its care (that's why I called Reginaldo, to put some questions about its habitat) so I made some really bad decisions at first (full sun, wrong medium, etc) that lead to a plant without any roots and an almost rotten rhizome. But now seems to be recovering. In spite of all this, last fall it bloomed.
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