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Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra... and its babies

This is a discussion on Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra... and its babies within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; i was really excited when i found this, paying more than i normally would for ...

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    Default Alcantarea Imperialis Rubra... and its babies

    i was really excited when i found this, paying more than i normally would for an orchid... and for something that looked like one sprig of grass! well, my sprig is growing...and in the process has put off a few pups... i was really shocked! i had read about people FORKING theirs to make them have babies... but i was raised right! FORKING, really!! mine must be called Mary, cuz she did it all by herself...
    still, im not sure when it will be safe to remove them, any thoughts?


    really cant wait til it gets BIG!!! dont know where im gunna keep it, but oh well...

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    Don't remove them yet, they are much to small. Wait till they have an established root system. I knew this as Vriesa .....and they are spectacular when fully colored up.

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    thanks, cathy! ya there is some synonymous naming going on here but they are one and the same... i am really looking forward to having this mature... good thing patience is one of the many gifts of tending to orchids!
    i was secretly hoping to cut one off at the end of this week and 'lose' it in my luggage when i pack to go visit my mom in the states...but its too soon... shame, cuz i know she would love to have one ;-)

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    Congratulations. I think I would leave them alone until they are much bigger as well. Lucky you!!

    cheers,
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    I think they need to be 1/3 the size of the Mother plant before removing, for best results

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    Wait till a bigger size, you wont loose anything.

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