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I only have one reed stem epidendrum and never thought about it before, but
I'd appreciate thoughts about cutting the canes back after blooming. Thanks.


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Tom, I never cut them back, unless, of course, you have a shrivelled one.
Some of them will grow to enormous strength and height, and put out prolific
spikes. Others stay compact, but still add wonderful splashes of color.

To keep them growing upright, they need even sun all day. Some people down
here just plant them in the garden and let them go. Keikis are plentiful.

HTH

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On Tue, 6 Jun 2006 17:15:11 -0700, Diana Kulaga wrote
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Tom, I never cut them back, unless, of course, you have a shrivelled one.
Some of them will grow to enormous strength and height, and put out prolific
spikes. Others stay compact, but still add wonderful splashes of color.

To keep them growing upright, they need even sun all day. Some people down
here just plant them in the garden and let them go. Keikis are plentiful.

HTH

Diana



Thanks, Di. The canes look so much like skinny dendrobes that I thought that
might be the case.

Tom
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On Tue, 6 Jun 2006 20:15:11 -0400, "Diana Kulaga"
wrote:

Tom, I never cut them back, unless, of course, you have a shrivelled one.
Some of them will grow to enormous strength and height, and put out prolific
spikes. Others stay compact, but still add wonderful splashes of color.

To keep them growing upright, they need even sun all day. Some people down
here just plant them in the garden and let them go. Keikis are plentiful.

HTH

Diana


A friend cut a flower head to fill a bouquet. Never figuring there
would be more. The Epi sent up another spike. I have had spikes
continue to grow until the "ball of flowers" has become a steeple
shape. Never had one respike if I cut it off.

The Keikeis have a tendency to grow about a hand width up the cane
rather than at pot level. So sooner or later I have to split to
repot.


SuE
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