Have you ever wanted to clone a plant? Or, perhaps, you're looking for a way to help ensure that your favorite plant keeps growing and producing beautiful flowers. If so, then keiki paste may be the answer. But what is keiki paste, and how do you use it? Let's take a closer look at this product to help you decide if it's right for you.
Keiki paste is composed of a liquid synthetic cytokinin called 6-benzylaminopurine. Cytokinins belong to a group of compounds commonly referred to as plant hormones or phytohormones, “phyto” meaning plant. Plant hormones are responsible for controlling the growth of plants from embryogenesis through reproductive growth. Cytokinins specifically are responsible for regulating cell division and root and shoot morphogenesis.
Ostensibly, this paste should promote cell division when applied to specific sections of your plant, but just exactly how is this done?
Using Keiki Paste
Keiki paste is a liquid plant hormone that stimulates shoot growth in cuttings used for plant propagation or increasing shoot growth on an existing plant. It comes in a gel form and is applied directly to the cutting before planting or to an existing node on your plant. Keiki paste is commonly used by orchid growers to encourage the growth of new keiki, or buds. Simply cut into a node on your plant and spread some keiki paste on the wound, wait, and you could eventually have a new shoot forming.
Whether you’re a plant propagation pro or just trying something for the first time, keiki paste could be a welcome addition to your plant care arsenal.