Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Keiki paste for phals

This is a discussion on Keiki paste for phals within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; There have been a couple of threads recently addressing the use of keiki hormones/chemicals. I ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Bikerdoc5968 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Howard
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything That Will Grow
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    W. Bloomfield, Michigan
    Posts
    1,261
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Keiki paste for phals

    There have been a couple of threads recently addressing the use of keiki hormones/chemicals. I use the lanolin based hormone KeikiGrow Plus and have had mixed results, so I thought I share some of my progress to date.

    This one doesn't know whether to grow roots 1st or leaves....


    This is another keiki growing on the same plant as above



    This is a plant that has crown rot and I am soooo thrilled to see this attempt successful



    In fact it is growing keikis even in places where no hormone was applied as you can see in the circled areas


  2. #2
    cherublace is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maria
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    304
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    wow that's inspiring. i will try that next year!!!

  3. #3
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is online now Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,728
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    That is the craziest thing I've seen! I've never used keiki paste before, but I do want to experiment now that I've seen your results. Thanks for sharing!

  4. #4
    Becky15349's Avatar
    Becky15349 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Rebecca Luce
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya!!
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,790
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    That is the craziest thing I've seen! I've never used keiki paste before, but I do want to experiment now that I've seen your results. Thanks for sharing!
    I agree with Clint!! I'm gonna go buy some, this looks like fun!! So you put it on spikes only? Can it be used on catts?

  5. #5
    Bikerdoc5968 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Howard
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything That Will Grow
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    W. Bloomfield, Michigan
    Posts
    1,261
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I trust these pics will help. And, yes, I have applied it to catt eyes to get them to do more than just look pretty at the base of the pseudobulb!
    Attached Images Attached Images     

  6. #6
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    10,103
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Wow amazing Howard. A couple of years ago I heard about this hormone but cannot get in Malaysia. I like the way the keikis grow and can easily detach from the spike, how can I get this hormone Howard?

  7. #7
    Bikerdoc5968 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Howard
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Anything That Will Grow
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    W. Bloomfield, Michigan
    Posts
    1,261
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Zain, I guess you could go to the vendor's website and leave an email to see if they ship to Malaysia.

  8. #8
    Real Name
    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Huntleya, Bollea, Cochleanthes
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Melaka, West Malaysia
    Posts
    10,103
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Thanks Howard I will try later.

Similar Threads

  1. LISTING:Blooming keiki from Dend 'Pixie Princess' (1 keiki)
    By Becky15349 in forum Orchids For Sale / For Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 25th, 2007, 02:42 PM
  2. Kiekie Paste
    By Molly Taco in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: June 19th, 2006, 06:49 AM
  3. keiki
    By WolfinKW in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: July 6th, 2005, 03:54 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.