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Is this Orchid a goner?

This is a discussion on Is this Orchid a goner? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have an orchid and all the leaves and flowers died. It’s now growing what ...

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    Ungie is offline Junior Member
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    Default Is this Orchid a goner?

    I have an orchid and all the leaves and flowers died. It’s now growing what looks like a new plant. Is this plant a goner or is there a way to save it?

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    The new plant is a keiki and will develop roots of its own, eventually. Leave it and watch. When the keiki has a few new roots that are a couple of inches long, you can remove it and transplant it to a small 2" pot.

    Phals that are "goners" often do this.

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    Yep! to what Cling said above...this is the plant's last-ditch effort to try to save itself Let it grow roots, and then you should be able to remove this keiki.

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