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My orchid has grown a plantlet, which is growing on a stem.  I am hoping I may be able to propogate a new plant from this. Can anyone assist with what the best way to try to do this would be?


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    Has anyone ever seen an orchid with one of these shoots growing on it? Just wondering how common they are.  Mine is quite an old orchid, around 7 years old, so I'm not sure if that is why it grew this shoot.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,702
    It looks like it is sending up a flowering shoot. I would feed it once a week with orchid feed, but leave it be.   If it sends out aerial roots, it can be separated and potted on.
  • SkandiSkandi Posts: 1,674
    I would try misting it daily, If it grows some roots then you can cut it off and pot it on.
  • Thanks for your advice.  Sounds like care and patience is the way forward.
  • Jilly5Jilly5 Posts: 11
    My orchid grew a baby, I waited till some aerial roots appeared and then cut it off. I planted the baby in a small pot in orchid compost. After one year it is growing slowly but looks healthy 
  • Thanks Jilly5.  Did you do anything to encourage roots to grow, or did they just happen?
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