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#1 Paul O'Keeffe

 
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 17:27 PM

My wife has a few Orchids that she bought last year and they seem happy enough but at the top of the stem where the flowers grew from, and after no signs of life up top in ages, there is now growing leaves that look identical although smaller than the leaves that grow at the foot of the stalk.

Is this a good sign and should they just be left alone? I will try and take a picture soon if needed.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 17:29 PM

You've got a Keikei.

basically a baby plant, a clone of the mother. Leave it to grow till you get some nice length roots, then cut the stem and pot it up.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 18:46 PM

She will be happy. Thanks for the reply :)

#4 Paul O'Keeffe

 
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

Here is where I am with this now.

I take it I cut the stem just below where the new plant is growing and pot it up?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:56 AM

you sure can but i would wait until there are about three more roots before you pot up.