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  • get a seedling and grow it to blooming size and know that I have bloomed it because of my care

    118 28.99%
  • get a near blooming size orchid and care for / bloom it

    153 37.59%
  • get an orchid in bud and let it bloom for me in a few days

    71 17.44%
  • get an orchid in bloom - no time for waiting

    36 8.85%
  • get silk/ plastic orchid blooms - who has the time to bloom 'real orchids' hehe...

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Thread: Orchid Patience

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    Thanks, Carol. I saw a video recently where they just cut a bloom spike into a 6-inch or so length, with severa nodes, and then wrapped 2 or 3 of them in spagnum moss and put them in a tall jar with perforated plastic on the top. It kept the stems warm and most and eventually they produced new growths, which can then be nipped off and planted.

    The down side of propigating is you end up with plants that produce the same flowers as the mother. We have limited space, so I may just elect to continue buying store plants that appeal to my wife. :-)

    Fisker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisker View Post
    Thanks, Carol. I saw a video recently where they just cut a bloom spike into a 6-inch or so length, with severa nodes, and then wrapped 2 or 3 of them in spagnum moss and put them in a tall jar with perforated plastic on the top. It kept the stems warm and most and eventually they produced new growths, which can then be nipped off and planted.

    The down side of propigating is you end up with plants that produce the same flowers as the mother. We have limited space, so I may just elect to continue buying store plants that appeal to my wife. :-)

    Fisker
    I've seen those videos - have no idea if that actually works, but it might be fun to try. I haven't heard from anyone that has tried it to see if you can generate a keiki that way or not! Maybe I'll try that with a couple of spent bloom spikes and see what happens! I have a few that I'd enjoy propagating.

    Carol

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    It seems like it might be worth a try. :-)

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