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Newbie question, again.

Post by hbozeman » Fri May 04, 2012 8:28 am

When you guys talk about "stem it", what process do you use? I have read about the application of keiki paste as well as a more lab-based process with sterile media. Pros and cons of each, please.

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Re: Newbie question, again.

Post by zxyqu » Fri May 04, 2012 9:00 am

Hey Hugh. You're question is a good one. One problem with Keiki Paste, is you never know if you'll get a new flower branch, a keiki, or nothing at all. While I'm sure it's happened, in vitro culture to stem-propagate a plant only results in a new plant (rather than a flower spike). You can also get multiple plants of a single node if done in vitro, so there is an added perk in that. If you really want just one, and dont want too much hassle I'd try the keiki paste, as the worst result in another flower spike or nothing at all. If you want more than one, you might have to think bigger.
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Re: Newbie question, again.

Post by hbozeman » Fri May 04, 2012 9:37 am

Thanks, Jarad.
It seems that this may be one of the progressive situations like moving from windowsill-to-plant stand-to greenhouse. Since I am in the "plant stand" mode, I think I'll start with keiki paste.

BTW, I am quietly researching greenhouses... :)
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Re: Newbie question, again.

Post by rangiku » Fri May 04, 2012 8:35 pm

hbozeman wrote:BTW, I am quietly researching greenhouses... :)

Hahaha, so doomed. Moved to plant stands too, but a few are still window sill.

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Re: Newbie question, again.

Post by Mervin » Sun May 06, 2012 7:34 am

rangiku wrote: a few are still window sill.



I am, that's why from time to time some of my phals will end up at the foot of my apartment block ! :lol:

I really am "jealous" of you chaps having or planning to construct greenhouses....... :drinking:
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Re: Newbie question, again.

Post by rangiku » Sun May 06, 2012 9:22 am

Mervin, I'm jealous of how gorgeous all your Phals are. You do amazingly with the space you have. :)

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