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These are not Keikis, just babies off the mother plant.

This is a discussion on These are not Keikis, just babies off the mother plant. within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Originally Posted by orchidlady Also, some just like to produce basal keikis. Susan Phals that ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    Also, some just like to produce basal keikis.

    Susan
    Phals that have Phal equestris as a parent often do have multiple basal keikis. I bought one from the grocery that has 7 now. And they prefer to stay together than be broken up, I hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris1948 View Post
    Chris, here's a photo of the complete nice and green plant. Good catch about the potting medium. The first is with Miracle Gro potting bark which I really need to change out as I'm sure it's deteriorated but I need to wait until it finishes blooming.
    Do not wait to repot one in Miracle Gro bark! all mines and friend's ones died in miracle grow bark.... You can repot even when in bloom. i did it few times and no problem , not even one flower was lost

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    Svetlana has had bad experiences with Miracle Gro Bark. I would be cautious using it.

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    Thanks both of you. Looks like I have another chore to add to my list for this afternoon after my nap. At the time the Miracle-Gro was the only thing I could find until a local nursery got me some Rexius.

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    I lost 2 Phals to the Miracle Gro bark myself, including one I'd had for 35 years and had used the flowers for my wedding... I count myself as having had a bad experience with it too!

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    I just finished repotting the last six this morning Carol and the Miracle-Gro looked and smelled like nothing but potting soil. I have some bags left from when I bought it I guess I can use it as mulch for the Rose of Sharon bushes seedlings I just planted.

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    I'm sure that'd be fine.

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