Keiki on dying Denphal
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Keiki on dying Denphal
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 10-22-2022, 01:36 PM
Blooferlady86 Blooferlady86 is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2021
Zone: 9a
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 17
Default Keiki on dying Denphal

Hello all!

I have (had?) a denphal that came down with a bad case of a brown spots, couldn't recover, and is basically on life support. The canes lost their leaves and two of the three started to rot, so I took a chance and bought some keiki liquid. Lo and behold it did indeed create what looks like a keiki near the top of the healthiest cane. This was back in April 2022. I've included some pictures, but since this is my first keiki and the whole thing was a bit of a Hail Mary play to start with, I'm looking for advice on getting those roots to grow. It looks like a healthy keiki, and it's got 2 very small (about 2cm) roots and a third growth that I *thought* was a root, but now looks like it might be another shoot or cane?

I've been watering the mother plant as often as I can without rotting the remaining roots, such as they are. The plant is on a humidity tray to boost humidity as much as possible.

Any help with my little science project here would be appreciated!
Attached Thumbnails
Keiki on dying Denphal-20221022_105226-jpg   Keiki on dying Denphal-20221022_105240-jpg   Keiki on dying Denphal-20221022_105411-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-22-2022, 04:47 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Keiki on dying Denphal
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 16,241
Keiki on dying Denphal Male
Default

The roots on the keiki aren't likely long enough to separate. Maybe it would work if you had a high-humidity enclosed space so they could stay moist, warm and well-aerated.

You need to figure out what happened to the parent. Are you growing it inside or outside? Den phals would love your hot, humid summer outdoors in bright shade or dappled sunlight. They shouldn't every get dry for long. From what I've seen many people run into trouble by not watering them enough when they're pushing new growth. Then the new growth turns black, the person thinks the plant is rotting, and waters even less. But Dens with new growth need a lot of water.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Blooferlady86 liked this post
  #3  
Old 10-22-2022, 08:46 PM
Blooferlady86 Blooferlady86 is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2021
Zone: 9a
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 17
Default

I definitely did not water the parent plant enough. It was my first Denphal and I followed a care sheet that said they have to dry out before watering again. The leaves developed brown spots that went all the way through the leaves and then the canes started browning as well. As you said, I was probably not watering enough and it couldn't fight the disease.

My orchids are on a wire rack with grow lights. I have another Denphal that seems to be doing much better, putting out new canes and I'm hoping for a bloom soon. If I just get more canes I'll try having them outside after winter!

I've seen some setups for increasing humidity, I'll see what I can do! Keeping the airflow going worries me a bit.

Thanks for the advice!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-22-2022, 11:06 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Keiki on dying Denphal
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 16,241
Keiki on dying Denphal Male
Default

The brown spots were not disease. They were the leaves and stems dying from not enough water. If you use air conditioning your home humidity is probably too low for fungus to be a problem unless the plants are inside an enclosure.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-23-2022, 01:11 AM
Blooferlady86 Blooferlady86 is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2021
Zone: 9a
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 17
Default

Interesting! Is that a normal sign of underwatering for denphals? I'll keep an eye out in the future, but that's good to know.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cane, denphal, keiki, plant, roots


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issue w/ dying phal and attached keiki Paul Mc Beginner Discussion 21 02-19-2020 02:51 AM
Keiki on dying stem with no roots Yahsi Propagation 14 02-13-2020 04:57 PM
Phalaenopsis keiki on dying spike aliceinwl Beginner Discussion 3 05-29-2019 03:15 PM
1 year old phalaenopsis, keiki on dying spike Mrs_Gal1981 Beginner Discussion 5 02-23-2018 03:17 PM
Spike on a Phal with a Keiki attached is Dying gcravens Beginner Discussion 1 06-07-2015 08:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:41 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2023 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.