Orchid Plants
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orchid plant about to rebloom

Zone glenwood springs, co 81601 | michellezwickl52 added on August 30, 2016 | Answered

The stock containing several areas that looked like it was about to bloom was accidentally broken off the main plant. Is there any way to salvage this stem?

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Alisma
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Answered on August 31, 2016

Depending on the type of orchid, it may be possible to root the broken stem and grow it into a new plant. Check this article on rooting cuttings. You can try the procedure with or without rooting hormone:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

However, some orchids grow from rhizomes, and if the broken portion does not contain a piece of rhizome, it will not survive. In that case, focus on the main plant.

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