Orchid Plants

Orchid Developed Baby Leaf on Stem After Blooming


Anonymous added on April 11, 2011 | Answered

What should I do with this baby leaf? Should I cut the stem at soil level and plant the baby leaf that is on the stem? I was thrilled that I could get a regular old store bought orchid (purple color, don't know species name) to rebloom. Also, the bottom leaves have fallen off.   I've been spraying w/water daily and keeping growing medium damp. It is on the shelf behind the kitchen sink and gets heat from the exhaust of the microwave.


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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 22, 2011

This is called a keiki and you can use it to propagate your orchid. This article has directions on how to remove it:
http://aces.nmsu.edu/ces/yard/2005/012205.html

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