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How do I care for a "seedling sized" orchid?

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    Default How do I care for a "seedling sized" orchid?

    I was repotting a dendrobium (Airy Crimson) when I came across what appeared to be a separate orchid, seedling size with its own attached roots, mixed in with the roots from the main plant (a keiki that broke away when I was removing the old potting material???) - photo attached. Other than giving the roots a physan treatment all I've done is place it in a small plastic bag with a little potting media. Would love to be able to nurture this one along but I have no knowledge of what to do at this point. This had beautiful flowers this fall and I definitely wouldn't mind have a second one in my collection... photos of the flower and plant (sorry for relatively poor quality on the photo of the plant) will show why. Individual blooms were 2 1/2 inch horizontal and 2 inch vertical.

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    Wow - that IS a pretty little flower - I see why you want to make sure you keep it going. Best of luck!

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    I don't think it is a seedling. Looks like a very very old backbulb of the flowering dendrobium, could be a piece of it when it was a seedling that still remained in the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Thanks for reply. It’s an informative links. The video had guide us how to repotting a dendrobium.

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    Thanks to all for the advice/comments. I've potted in smallest container I have. Placed in indirect sun with plastic bag around to keep higher humidity. Now to wait and see.
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