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My poor Harlequin Phal after Keiki paste application

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    Default My poor Harlequin Phal after Keiki paste application

    Applied the keiki paste in Nov. - Oct. last year to my beautiful Phal. These pictures are the result of this experiment. I wished I had never started. The mother is looking very sad. One of the keikis has a root 1 inch long. I will have to wait for more roots to happen. For what reason, to lose the mother over this experiment? I am so sad.

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    she may still recover...i have brought phals back from pretty bad shape...you may want to help her along with a little super thrive...also some rooting hormone and spag to help with moisture around the emerging roots of your keikis will help speed the process along, making the drain time on the mother shorter.

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    Completely agree with Aja. Though the mother plant is is bad shape, she could still recover to bloom alongside her daughters LOL !

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    I can't tell for sure but it looks like mom had crown rot if so then the keikis are the plants method of survival even if you had not used the paste it might of produced them anyway .. Gin

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    could be gin...hard to see with the stump of the other leaf hiding the crown...annette is there any oder to the plant...or does it appear "mushy" looking at the crown?

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    Aja, no smell, no "mushy" look. What happened, was 2 consecutive leaves months apart, were cut off, because of water damage to these leaves. I can only hope, Mum keeps on going on for the kids. Thanks for all your input Gin, Amey, Aja. Will try the Superthrive to Mum and the spag.moss to the keikis. will keep you informed on progress.LOL

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    as long as there is not the rot...i think you have a pretty good chance

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    there are fighters let me tell you....lol

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    You know, technically they are genetically identical, so mom or daughters might not be all that important a distinction...

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    The keikis look really healthy. Annette do you think the keiki paste played a part in the damage to the mother? What remains of the mother looks firm and healthy, I bet she will pull through. I have a crown rotted phal that I'm hoping to try keiki paste on. My mother plant looks fab right now, but I know it is doomed without keikis. Did you try the paste on the mother at all for a basal keiki? That definitely makes me nervous, but I only have maybe 2 nodes on the spike that I can use--the rest turned into branches.

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