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dividing e. cochlea

This is a discussion on dividing e. cochlea within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; my e. cochleata is very much in need of repotting. How do I divide it ...

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    my e. cochleata is very much in need of repotting. How do I divide it as it is growing out of the pot. I'll try putiing a pic of it on here.Carolyn51

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    Most will tell you to cut the rhizome into sections with at least 3 pseudobulbs remaining in each section. You can then pot them and see if the back bulbs grow.

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    I agree with miller just do keep a number of pseudo bulbs intact.
    There shouldn't be a problem . I always treat any cuts on my orchids with wood glue and don't have any distresses.
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    Thank you, I will do this. Carolyn51

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    Thank you, I am assuming the wood glue seals the cuts. Carolyn51

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    Sure does.
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    I would do at least 3-5 p-bulbs per division. Keep the front lead for yourself and once established you will have some trading fodder. I use a new, single edge razor blade to do the division and then chuck it out. I have never sealed where I cut and never had a problem. E chochleata is a hardy species.

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    What is the front lead? Is it the farthest out from the original bulb? Thanks.

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    A front lead is where new growth is coming from. Some plants will have mutli leads, some only one lead
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    What is the front lead? Is it the farthest out from the original bulb? Thanks.

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    I'll only add what good advice all the above people posting in response to your question have given. It proves to me again how little I still know. AL

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