Basal keikies but no roots

spiker01March 8, 2011

My Phal has two basal keikis, but the roots have all gone away except one very sick looking one. What do I do to encourage roots and still save the keilis. I have dipped the base in a rooting hormone paste, now do I put it under the grow light or do I put it in the dark? Do I keep it warm or cool? I have heard to soak the whole thing in fertilizer water for a half hour. It may not be worth saving, but if I don't try I will never learn.

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jane__ny(9-10)

Stick them in some moist sphagnam and put in a bright location with your other Phals. Who puts plants in the dark??

Why did the roots die? Did you cut the keiki off the mother plant?

Jane

    Bookmark   March 8, 2011 at 10:40PM
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spiker01

Sorry to have mislead you, the mother has lost all the roots and the two basal keikis are only an inch high. I am assuming the plant is trying to save itself by producing the small plants.

I'm trying to get a picture to post, so far I have got the picture to photobucket and now I'm stuck.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2011 at 1:32AM
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