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Thread: I have a root growing out the top of my orchid

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    Default I have a root growing out the top of my orchid

    My orchids stem at the top has 2 new leaves and a couple of roots anyone else had this. What shall I do?
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    Assuming you’re referring to a phalaenopsis, and there is a small plant growing from it, that is a keiki (pronounced Kay-kee, Hawaiian for “baby”), and is an entirely new plant.

    When the roots have reached a total length of 3”-4”, whether that be one root of that length or several that, combined, are that long, it can be snapped of the flower spike and potted up on its own.

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    Thank you Iím sorry Iím still learning about looking after them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looby67 View Post
    Thank you I’m sorry I’m still learning about looking after them
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    You are doing great! Post up a photo before you get ready to remove the baby plant. I made a video about doing this with a dendrobium orchid. Take a look for an idea about removing the baby plant when it is ready.


    cheers,
    BD

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    Thank you so much mines still very small but will try that when itís big enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looby67 View Post
    Thank you so much mines still very small but will try that when it’s big enough
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    Awesome. Keep us posted!

    cheers,
    BD

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