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This is a discussion on KeikiGrow Plus application within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Thanks for the reply, I grow them in my room so there is no significant ...
Thanks for the reply, I grow them in my room so there is no significant difference between night and day temperatures. I talked with the manufacturer of the Keikigrow Paste and he told me the Paste should be adapted to the Hybrids i grow. Hybrids that are grown in Holland and sold here in Romania.
If anyone has any advice please share it.
thank you very much!!!
What you say is, in my experience, very true. If the plant is in veg state you will probably get keikis, in inflorescence, spikes. I have been playing with a product called KeikiPro and it has been working on everything, even catts to initiate growth on dormant eyes. Beware, however, of weird growth patterns when using these hormones. I have one phal which instead of producing a spike or a keiki, produced what is basically a clone of itself from the base...no roots, what basically looks like simply another plant-like a twin!
Best of luck!
Howard, at no time here in Qld. is our high and low, a variance of 2 deg. Celsius. When our overnight temp. is 18 deg. our day temp. is around 28 deg.(sometimes higher).
here are some photos of plants I've used keikipro on and what happened...
this catt has 3 new leads from dormant eyes.
the next is a phal with a normal spiking pattern which was treated at the exact spot as the spike.
pic 3 is of a phal treated on both sides of the main growth. Notice on the left is what looks like a spike but is really a clone of the main growth-no roots will develop-this has been the pattern when they come out of the stalk-and on the right is what looks like a perfectly normal spike developing.
the next pic is from the existing spike which was trimmed when it finished flowering a few months ago-notice that at the top of the spike is another clone emerging and lower down the next node the same thing. If the pattern is the same neither of these growths will actually develop roots so that they can become independent of the host plant. I've had mixed results suing this product. I have a miltassia with 3 new leads that I treated. Looks great.
But who knows what you will really get?
Here is my second attempt of producing a keiki, the pictures are bellow:
What do you think??
Hard to tell... a bit early. Wait another week or so and maybe a leave will begin....
Refu...something is happening...good luck with it-Remo
Yes and it looks different from the other times I tried, hope it will be a keiki. This time it didn't grow in lenght like the other times. It's been 40 days since I applied the paste.
The other time i applied it after 40 days they were 2-3 cm long so I have my hopes this time it will be ok.
Keep us informed Refu on the outcome of the "growth", you have me intrigued.