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Some of my Phals

This is a discussion on Some of my Phals within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Julie, Well, I do this to phals all the times! Sometimes, I got keikis, some ...

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    Julie,
    Well, I do this to phals all the times! Sometimes, I got keikis, some other times, I don't. You could remove the keiki when it has roots. Over the years, I notice if I let the keiki plant stays on with the mother plant, it grows faster than letting it fends for itself on its own. After 9-12 months, the keiki plant is quite big with many strong roots, most often it would be near blooming size. I would remove the keiki at this point and pot it up, allowing the mother plant to concentrate on growing. The plant will bloom 12-18 months after that! So that is pretty fast, 2 years for a blooming size phal!
    I will see if I can document this process and post pictures later.

    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Very cool, Hoa - thanks!

    I would have thought the keikei would suck too much out of the mother plant to be left on for so long.

    Where do you apply the paste? Do you cut the spike as if to encourage a rebloom and apply it at the cut?

    Julie

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    You apply the keiki paste at one of the nodes on the spike. And you don't have to cut the spike. There is a procedure to do this. I will detail it in a more specific thread once I got the pictures.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Very pretty . I did not get to see all... I am on dial up ... slow conection . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen View Post
    One of my best phal plants. Very floriferous, at least 31 flowers on this spike this year! Unfortunately, I don't have the name for this one. Any idea?
    Cheers. Hoa.
    Possibly schilleriana in there some place?

    I am using a product called KeikiBoost out of France. So far mostly new spikes initiated, but some plants seem to be forming as well. One or two look like they may have MULTIPLE leads coming off.
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    That river of blushing blooms is amazing. However, I love them all.

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