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Old 09-21-2021, 07:05 PM
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I want it to try!! I did it with 4 different supermarket Phals

Phal 1 ( similar to 4)


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So how does the application process work? Is it a big mess operation or something you can play with in a living room?

BTW I like how meaty and fat your plants look. Nice.
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Sorry didn't see this.
Of course, you can handle it in your living room. I just applied with a really small sharp point the hormones either in a little cut I made in the crown or I peel the spike stems in the bottom nodule sheets and apply the product.

The problem with the cuts in the crown is that could get infected so I seal it with hot candle waxed after applying the hormone
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It is fun and easy.

I just gently peel the bract at the node on a spike once the flowers have dropped and then you get the colony to spread!!
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Update:
Phal #2
Is like an amusement park 😁
  1. 4 spikes
  2. Flying roots

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That keiki should have produced two roots but seems to have produced two spikes instead.

Do you think it's because of the keiki paste?
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It's been a while, but I used to use keiki paste regularly on Dendrobiums and other genera in order to increase growth into specimen sized plants.
I would lightly smear it on new nodes near the bottom of the plants during the plants normal growth period to increase the number of new growths starting up each year.
It is so much better than trying to grow new plants from keikis.
It would work on any undeveloped node, flower or otherwise.

For Phals, I would pick an undeveloped node on an older but still living spike, smear some on and wait for a new plant to develop, then throw them out.

I am not a Phal aficionado.
I had no real interest in propagating Phals.
I was just curious and trying it out.

I picked up a container of some a while ago.
It has sat for a year or two now.
From my previous experience this stuff will probably last for ever for future use.

EDIT:
I would use a toothpick or a cotton swab being very careful to not do any damage to the nodes.

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