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CRAP! Just knocked over my zygo - rooting question

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    Default CRAP! Just knocked over my zygo - rooting question

    So, I just knocked my zygo off the counter and broke the new growth off that had been doing exceptionally well My question is: can orchids be propagated like other house plants? If I stick the broken bit in some water and rooting hormone, will it root? I'm SO BUMMED about this!! Ugh
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    u need to meet Miller!!! and no very sorry it will not grow sorry orchids not like that

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    Zygopetalums usually throw up more than one new growth per p.bulb so don't be too upset i'm sure it will now divert its energy into a new baby bulb

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    I did this a few weeks ago with my zygo. I was moving it and bumped it on another pot...snap. I am not too worried. These seem to put out many growths.
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    This is horrible, but it happens. I was moving my bird of paradise into the greenhouse for the winter. It was in a three foot round two and half foot deep pot and was about 6 or 7 feet tall. That was until I hit a hole with the dolly, it slipped off and broke the whole plant off just about the root mass. I literally cried. I have been growing that plant for 15 years probably. I put the roots into the greenhouse and am hopping that it will put up new growth from the roots, but not a leaf was left when it broke off.

    cheers,
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    Ali, Your Zygo should come back. Put it back into the same location where it was, keep moist (not wet) and it will survive.

    @ Bruce. So sorry to hear of your topple. No worry Strelitzia (Bird of paradise) are pretty hardy. It should spring again from the rhisomes. Of course I am speaking from a place where they grow like weeds outdoors in the blazing sun. But take a dose of patience and I am sure you will report that it is on it's way again.
    Good luck.

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    Don't be too bummed! It should put out another growth. If you are lucky, the plant will panic and put out two!
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    I decided to downsize my Bird of Paradise a few years ago as I just couldn't manage such a big pot anymore. I tried to cut off the smaller growths but mangled them. No problem, they grew anyway. I was impressed. Hope it recovers its former glory quickly.
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    ditto the crane flower which is refered to by my South African friend also grows like a weed here the neighbour has a clump 8 meters wide and 6 meters high amazing display right about this time of the year

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    Don't worry, Zygos tend to be unruly growers, I don't think it will be a problem. Just some added frustrastion of the type "are you blooming yet? are you blooming? pleaaaaase bloom!!!

    @ Bruce - I don't have the heart to put a like on your reply, I feel for ya man! But hey, look on the bright side: you'll have a manageable pot again (at least for a while)

    Cheers!

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