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Keiki paste hormone question

This is a discussion on Keiki paste hormone question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Is there a way to use this hormone known as keiki paste to induce subspikes ...

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    Is there a way to use this hormone known as keiki paste to induce subspikes rather than plantlets on Phals? There is a lot of dormant nodes on my Phals that could do with a little help. I have source an Asian website that sells this hormone at a resonable cost. Just wondering if anyone has any tips or advice before i go ahead and order it. Thanks

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    No you cannot get subspikes using this product, it is designed to produce Keikis. A very fine balance of ratio of cytokinins and auxins is necessary for the transition of meristem either into vegetative tissue or floral tissue. The balance in the keiki hormone is such that it will induce keiki formation rather than floral tissue.

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    My orchids keep producing spikes instead of keikis when what I wanted were keikis... the only thing written in the flask is budilizer (i bought it as keiki boost online)... I'm confused...

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    The old dab hand trick of cutting spike after expiration of existing inflorescence 2 - 3" up from plant or 3rd node up spike from plant usually does the trick for subspikes. It is natural for the early development/ starting block under the guise of a node, for production of kikis influenced or triggered by contributing factors of its cultivation whether positive or negative, in mans enviro or mothernature. Reproduction and ofcourse propagation (aesthetic or economic objectives). One positive general rule for inducing/ encouraging a phal to bloom is cooler nights, this and other care/ cultivation techniques mixed in.

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