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May 31, 2020 11:26 AM CST
Name: Gina
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Have any of you fantastic growers ever used Keiki paste? It has been experimented with by aroid peeps and seems to be useful in getting plants to make new shoots from old 'eyes'. I am trying it on a few things
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May 31, 2020 11:37 AM CST
Name: Glenn Graham
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Gina; I've been curious too. (IF) it can awaken dormant 'nubbins' along an Orchid rhizome... Please keep us updated. & Good Luck ! Crossing Fingers!
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May 31, 2020 3:36 PM CST
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I never did, but supposedly it works on Phals, waking up some nodes.
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May 31, 2020 4:07 PM CST
Name: Karen
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It sounds like it would be fun to try!
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May 31, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
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Its really thick....it will certainly stay in place unless you actively try to remove it. I put some on the 'eye' of my poor Monstera dubia that got eaten by slugs last season....then it went dormant....and finally has resprouted. Hoping I can get another sprout to come out with this
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May 31, 2020 5:46 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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There are not dormant nubbins along the rhizome for this paste to work.
A typical Cattleya sends out a new lead that is connected back to the previous years growth via the rhizome. The vegetative buds form at the base of a new growth. In Cattleyas there are typically 2 vegetative eyes, quite often 3. Typically there are 2 additional "emergency vegetative eyes" about half size that form about 3/8" or so above the vegetative eyes nearer the rhizome.
There are no other eyes to waken along a rhizome. This is pretty much the story with all sympodial orchids.
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