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keiki paste surprise

This is a discussion on keiki paste surprise within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I rescued this NOID plant from a store when it was out of bloom on ...

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    I rescued this NOID plant from a store when it was out of bloom on Sep/27/2008. I tried to take care of it but after it put up a spike the buds blasted due to underwatering and it got infected with something. This was around Dec 2009 so it had already been nurtured for a year. I decided to chop off the infected areas leaving the plant with less than 1 proper leaf. I figured it might not make it so I applied some keiki paste to the unused nodes to see what would happen. Here's the result. It has bloomed from a branch and I can see a leaf coming from the tangled mutated mess; proving once again that these phals are hardy buggers.
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    Here's the other pix. She sure is a keeper. If she makes it that is.
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    Good luck to you!

    It looks like Phal Leopard Prince to me. Mine died of crown rot last year.

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    Reminds me of the old song..I'm a Believer by the Monkees...just sweet!

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    Great looking bloom. I hope she makes it, Richard!!

    Cheers,
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    Nice job Richard...worth the effort also, but then I think it's more fun to save a plant than to buy one already glowing...I always root for the underdog!

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    I'm not sure what to do as now that I know what it is I want her to recover and put some nice blooms out later. Should I cut off all the spikes and junk that's growing now or should I just sit back and see what will happen?

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    Why not see what happens? Could be interesting.

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    It's the HIDE AND WATCH scenario. Keep us informed please

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    So what happends? You wait for enough roots to form, cut it, and plant it?

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