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Can anyone assist.I was given an Orchid a couple of years back and it has produced two baby Orchids at the end of its of flower stem. I assume I cut them off and place them in orchid bark. Is this correct and is there a correct time of year or can I do it now as they have a root and two leafs?



  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    ?? a picture would be useful, I've known orchids send up new plants from the pot but never the end of the flower stem?

  • BTW I couldn't  uploading a photo because I got "radupload ajax callback error" if anyone can help I can upload a picture, but I have to reload Safari each time as the error locks it out..

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    what species of orchid is it??

  • Its a moth orchid from a supermarket.

  • Judith 5Judith 5 Posts: 108

    When you get the error message just press OK and it seems to work. X

  • I agree with treehugger80, I've never heard of new Orchid plants growing from the end of the stems. I think it much more likely to be new buds developing. Whatever you do don't cut them off hoping they will root into new plants! Just be patient and wait to see what develops.

  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941

    No, Davis is right.. they are new baby plants (keikis) on his Phalaenopsis.  

    David- When they have two or three leaves and roots are three or four inches long, you can chop them off the parent plant and pot them on.  Ensure you use a sterile translucent pot with plenty of drainage holes, and orchid compost for Phalaenopsis.  Give the plantlet a bit of extra attention.. mist it daily for a few weeks until it's going well on it's own.    Obviously your orchid is very happy, if it's producing babies. image

    Utah, USA.
  • Great.  I've got one one my orchid and was waiting for it to grow a bit. now I know what to do.

  • OldtykeOldtyke Posts: 155

    I've had one too. It's now nearly as big as it's mother!

  • I've got one too but not had the nerve to separate it from its mother!  I will follow Blue Onion's advice and hope for the best !

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