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I just got a new orchid got a few questions.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Rossplym, Jan 3, 2021.

  1. Rossplym

    Rossplym New Member

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    Hi I just got a orchid for £2 off Facebook. The base leaves don't look great but it's growing more new ones. It's got a stem from a previous flower but at the top it's likes it's grown another orchid could I cut this off and grow it? If so how would I do this. Also its growing another stem from the new plant. Any ideas on what I should do. Thanks IMG_20210103_110655.jpg IMG_20210103_110121.jpg IMG_20210103_110114.jpg
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    Welcome “aboard”.

    The plant you have is a phalaenopsis. The plantlet growing off the flower spike is commonly called a “keiki” (pronounced “KAY-kee”, and is Hawaiian for “baby”).

    It will need to grow its own roots (about 10 cm total - 1@10 cm or 5@cm, or any other combo, is my guideline) before you can remove it and pot it up separately.
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