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keiki pics...looking good ?

This is a discussion on keiki pics...looking good ? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Great baby pics! I'm glad to see the keikis are coming along nicely for you....

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    Great baby pics! I'm glad to see the keikis are coming along nicely for you.

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    hi it's very instructive. thanks, looking forward the updates.

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    Hi Christian your keiki experience looks very interesting. I've read somewhere that if you want to induce a keiki on a flower spike, and its developing an inflorescence, you need to cut the inflorescence, leaving about 1cm, and re-apply keiki paste on it up to its base. You may try that. I haven't personally tried it, but my phals are only spiking at the moment so I'll have to wait a few months when they finish flowering to try propagating them. I'm quite impatient to do that though. Good luck again with your babies

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    Hi Friends and Orchid lovers ! here's an update ... My family is Growing !! I now have 5 keikis ! ...and my first one has sprouted his first little root (I'm calling him a He ..cause his first little root makes him look like a boy...LOL

    ok...here's what going on... the first One is doing great...looking healthy and has about a 3/4 inch root... I'm misting it daily and getting ready to feed the motherplant some nutes (they should be here any day now)....None of my orchids have had any nutes or ferts(except a diluted solution of some miracle grow about 3 or 4 months ago..and I only did that once)

    my other keikis are on 3 other mothers (one mother which had 2 spikes now has a keiki on each spike ! ...twins? ...hehe) anyways ... each keiki has its own unique characteristics... idk if it has to due with the plant they are each growing on (different strains) or if keiki's are just funky and do their own thing ?...or maybe it has something to do with how the hormone gel (or whatever that stuff is)is on the spike touching that little node...

    I just know that some of the keikis have one set of leaves ...and a couple have 2 sets (pairs) of leaves starting ...and One keiki has what looks like 3 Sets of leaves ! ...I'm curious to see what that will be like as it gets bigger....it also makes me wonder how would you transplant it when it's tim ? these leaves are growing in all different directions...hehe

    also the little yellow flower on the one plant was induced when I did the paste procedure ...it also happened on another plant that is not pictured...cause that one produced a spike instead of a keiki...but it made one flower at the tip of the pre existing spike (that had just finished the flowering cycle)

    anyways ...here's all my little chids .....enjoy !
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    Very cool. Yeah, the other day I was taking a look at my phal and noticed it has something growing out of 2 nodes. I DID NOT use keiki past or hormones on this one. It may be a keiki, but it could also be branching spikes. It's too early to tell.

    Congrats!

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    Nice christian, this my first time seeing a keiki from phal. thanks. they seem to be very healthy.

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    Your babies are looking great, Christian! Congratulations!!!

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    yay that's a beaut, well done.

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    Now that is healthy growth/progress. Keep up the good work!

    Michael

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    Christian. if there is any residual keiki Grow on the node, try to remove it for it is my understanding that it will inhibit root development.

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