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    Question Phaius stem cutting propagation questions

    I have a couple questions regarding starting Phaius plantlets from the flower spike. First, how do you prevent the cut areas from turning black? I have put fungicide after cutting, and then dipped in cinnamon, but after a while the ends start to get black.

    Second, at some point, do I detatch the babies from the spike or just let them on their until it dies away?

    Thank you.

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    Has anyone here successfully started a new Phaius plant from a spike? I keep having to cut the black off, and the length of spike left to provide nourishment for my little sprouts is getting less and less. I'd appreciate any comments.

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    [QUOTE=ang709;238802]I have a couple questions regarding starting Phaius plantlets from the flower spike. First, how do you prevent the cut areas from turning black? I have put fungicide after cutting, and then dipped in cinnamon, but after a while the ends start to get black.

    Second, at some point, do I detatch the babies from the spike or just let them on their until it dies away?

    Angie, instead of cinnamon, spray the cut end with alcohol, then put a little sulphur on the cut. This will kill the bacteria, allowing the cut to heal FAST! Betty

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