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How To Get A Vanda(ceous) to Keiki???

This is a discussion on How To Get A Vanda(ceous) to Keiki??? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So I would like to know if anyone here has any real experience INDUCING keikis ...

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    Question How To Get A Vanda(ceous) to Keiki???

    So I would like to know if anyone here has any real experience INDUCING keikis on vandaceous orchids. Obviously genetics plays a huge role, if not the largest role, so we're talking environmental variables only. Hormones like keiki paste, homemade recipes, more light, less light, more humidity? Bring it!

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    i guess the taller the plants get the more bare stem encourages keiki formation....let nature run its course...a mature plant wud produce keikis wen its ready....optimum growing conditions that the plant wud normally receive shud be more than sufficient...

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    Bring the orchid to the brink of death and ta-da!

    Oh, you mean intentionally inducing keikis?

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    Topping it once it gets tall enough to have roots growing midway up. Hack off the top half with enough roots and it'll continue about its business. The bottom half will obviously stop growing from the top, and instead will produce off-shoots from the sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carie View Post
    Bring the orchid to the brink of death and ta-da!

    Oh, you mean intentionally inducing keikis?
    ahahhaahahahahahahahahahahahahaahah kixxxx

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