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This is a discussion on Help please within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Hi, How often can I use KeikiPro on my orchids? How long does it takes ...

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    Default Help please

    Hi,
    How often can I use KeikiPro on my orchids?
    How long does it takes to see the benefits of a spray of KeikiPro?
    Dev

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceicebaby View Post
    Hi,
    How often can I use KeikiPro on my orchids?
    How long does it takes to see the benefits of a spray of KeikiPro?
    Dev
    It takes from 4 to 6 weeks to see results. I wouldn't use it more than once or twice a year, as there is some concern about the product causing deformaties in the blooms of the plant in the future.

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    Hello, iceicebaby and welcome to the RVO forum!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    It takes from 4 to 6 weeks to see results. I wouldn't use it more than once or twice a year, as there is some concern about the product causing deformaties in the blooms of the plant in the future.
    to Diane - I've actually seen this happen, I was in college and someone did an experiment w/ keikipro...the blooms later one never looked quite right, and were weak. I think keikipro can actually alter the plant's physiology due to the presence of heightened hormones...its just generally not a good idea to mess with those things, although keikipro is fun

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    I agree with the above also. AND, welcome to OrchidTalk Dev!

    Cheers,
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    thanks friends for the welcome and the reply.
    I actually run out of patience as I see the plants sit without any new shoots or roots.

    Dev

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceicebaby View Post
    thanks friends for the welcome and the reply.
    I actually run out of patience as I see the plants sit without any new shoots or roots.

    Dev
    Don't get discouraged too quickly. These plants teach us patience. Sometimes they sit for what seems like months --doing nothing, then, one day out of the nowhere, they take off and grow new roots or put out a new leaf and even spike. The rewards generally outweigh the disappointments, but there are many bumps along the way. Have patience and eventually (hopefully) you will see the results you are hoping for with your orchid.

    Cheers,
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    Thanks friends.You all are so warm and understanding. I am really short of patience and honestly I want too much in too little time.These plants are teaching me patience.I also have some adeniums and they are keeping me busy.
    Thanks a lot,

    Dev

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