Orchid Plants
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orchids

Zone 34446 flordia | fdlitten@sbcglobal.net added on March 27, 2017 | Answered

The orchid has 3 bunches of green leaves and roots/tentacles growing. Can they be replanted, and how do I do it?

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Alisma
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Answered on March 28, 2017

The roots should be left in place, since they are important to the orchid's health:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/roots-coming-from-plant.htm

If you have an offshoot growing from the top of the plant with a baby orchid on the end, then yes, you can replant it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-keiki-care.htm

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