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Phal Frankenstein

This is a discussion on Phal Frankenstein within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Some of you may remember that back in Dec of 09 I started an experiment ...

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    Some of you may remember that back in Dec of 09 I started an experiment with Keiki paste. I bought a discounted phal with one spike, no flowers. I applied Keiki paste to 4 nodes on the stem, hoping to get a new plant out of it. Well here are the results and I'm afraid it's as good as it's gonna get.
    This first one is the result of the keiki paste on the nodes. It grew lots of stem from the nodes, but no new plant
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    The second photo is the flower it produced, certainly not your typical healthy phal flower. There is also another bud which might open. I'm anxious to see if it turns out any better than the first one.
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    Wow...it's strange but pretty. But what it did to the spike? That's just strange looking.

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    Hey Connie, I thought the point of keiki paste was to encourage the plant to produce new plants. apparently I was wrong. I don't see much sense in depleting the plant by forcing it to multi spike and try and produce some very unattractive plants. The plant itself is very unhappy with my experiment and it is doubtful that it will survive. So I think this will be my one and only experiment with keiki paste. Thanks for looking Connie.

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    Yes, it is to produce keikeis...I think. I don't use it, but have read some on here about it's use. I think there is a second paste you must also use to get it to make the keikeis though. I wish one of the experts on here would chime in for you...i'm not into chemicals unless a fungus breaks out. lol Maybe if you did a search on here you might come across some of the older posts where they were discussing using it.

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    Good thinking Connie. I'll do that, thanks!

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