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One Dend. stalk down....:(

This is a discussion on One Dend. stalk down....:( within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My very bad, baby Laya kitty jumped down on one of my dends this a.m. ...

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    Unhappy One Dend. stalk down....:(

    My very bad, baby Laya kitty jumped down on one of my dends this a.m. and now I have broken heart.

    I searched the threads and it seems like the "fix" is the "laying of the limb" in spaghnum (sp?) there anything else I should do? Sprinkle some magic fairy dust on it or something?

    What about cutting it into several peices?

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    If you are really interested in making a division from the cane your cat cut down (if there are NO roots on the plant), then you should cut right below the node, and it may kick up a new growth in Sphagnum moss or even in dirt (need air circulation though), then it might not. If it was to sprout a new growth, it would take a VERY long time for it to get to a substancial size or even bloom.

    If the cane has roots at the bottom, then just pot it in a finer medium, and keep it watered almost every day...

    Is the broken cane a newer growth or an old back bulb? If it is small compared to the first blooming sized growth, then it's not worth the time and energy to save it... hope some of this helps,


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    Hi Pat, thanks for the info! The cane was a big mama cane! I've had it luxuriating in sphagnum moss for a few days but didn't cut below nodes.....

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    It will need some roots if it has none. Soak the base in rooting hormone to get that going.


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