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Old 08-19-2022, 06:13 PM
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I am wondering it is possible to start a new Phal from leaf cuttings and if so how to do that. Is it a many months project to a viable stand alone plant?
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:23 PM
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No it's not possible from a peice of a leaf. In order to get a viable plant it needs to include leaves and roots and at least a portion of the central stem.

Propagating orchids is a very slow process compared to many plants but it can be done with knowledge and patience..
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Old 08-19-2022, 10:19 PM
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Two “easy” ways to propagate a Phal without flashing are:
1. Wait until a keiki forms on a flower spike (or trigger one with keiki paste), and separate it once it has some decent roots.
2. Chop the top off a very leggy Phal, pot up the top part, and hope the stump puts out a new growth.

Neither option is quick and neither is foolproof, and the second one is usually best avoided if it can be.
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Flower stem cuttings with nodes that have not produced anything can often produce new plants if treated properly. It's called "stem propagation." It's an exacting process that demands sterile technique.
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