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help with transfering an orchid to another mount

This is a discussion on help with transfering an orchid to another mount within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i need help regarding my orchids, i want to transfer the small one to another ...

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    i need help regarding my orchids, i want to transfer the small one to another driftwood but i don't know how. Is it ok to cut them and put them directly to a new driftwood since they have already roots?

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    thank u very much..

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    Once a baby plant has enough roots, you can cut them off the parent plant and either pot them or mount them. When I mount my plants I use some spagnum moss to help hold moisture at the roots. You can use fishing twine, old nylons or twine to tie them to the mount. I hope this helps...

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    If the roots are long enough, you should be able to twist the keiki off the mother plant and attach it to a mount. Be sure to place a bit of moss behind and on top of the roots to help the baby hold moisture. Keep an eye on the new mount so that it doesn't dry out too much and it should be fine.


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    I agree with BD and Connie.

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