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blu13
Beverly Hills, CA

June 29, 2013
5:56 AM

Post #9578351

i have a few orchids that are a few years old and one has recently finished flowering. where the flower was is now what appears like the leaves of the plant. very much like what the base of the existing plant looks like. enclosed are a few photos.
this is the first i've seen of this with any of my orchids so i'm wondering if this can be transplanted and grown as a new orchid plant?

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themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2013
9:25 AM

Post #9578622

Yes, it can. If the plant is through flowering, just snip the bloom spike off a short distance from both sides of the new plant and pot up as usual. Do not try to remove the new plant from the spike as it can result in root damage. the small about of bloom spike attached will decompose naturally.
blu13
Beverly Hills, CA

June 29, 2013
11:25 AM

Post #9578767

thank you!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

June 29, 2013
12:12 PM

Post #9578822

You are most welcome.

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