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Phal experiment

This is a discussion on Phal experiment within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I got this Phal 'Porto' from a place here that grows orchids along with a ...

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    I got this Phal 'Porto' from a place here that grows orchids along with a Phal 'Wellington'. (They have some HUGE Dens, think they're hard cane, but I'm doubting myself on that, cause I got too over whelmed at the number of plants this place had and forgot to ask. )

    Anywho, the lady that helped us whispered that these babies can be propagated by cutting off the top of the risone with the leaves and replant it. Then leave the lower half in the pot it came in and it would 'put out' some more plants. This plant came with about 6' of risone in the pot plus another 3' between the top of the hydroton and the last leaf. So I did some surgery and put it back into the cleaned original plastic pot.
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    That is a little rough on the mother plant and will take a great deal of time to recover. You might want to try getting it to keikei next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    That is a little rough on the mother plant and will take a great deal of time to recover. You might want to try getting it to keikei next time.
    Connie please explain. Do you mean it will not grow a keiki or leaves? It seems to be thriving or will it suddenly up and croak? Honestly I'm a bit of a stickler when it comes to my plants especially my ferns, so I'd prefer to know if I've harmed them in trying out something with this new type of plant.

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    It is a very invasive technique on the Phal but if it's strong and healthy it will survive this technique is not usually often because of the amount of tine it takes for the Phal to recover don't forget orchids are slow growing beauties will be interesting to know how the top half of the plant is doing keep us posted.
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    I think, you cut too close to the base, hopefully, it has some dormant buds there. Because this looks like a root.

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    Like the previous posts, I wouldn't recommend that technique. You may get lucky and get a keiki but there are better ways to keiki a phal.. Good luck with both plants.

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