Any question about orchid culture. I have thirty+ yrs of growing experience,president 2x of our local Orchid Growers Guild,held a position in most all other offices associated with the Guild at one time or another. Head of Orchid judging team for local club meetings and some shows. Member of two Orchid Socities and local Rep.for Mid America Orchid Congress for several yrs.I have in my collection about 800 Orchid plants of all types.
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It is not unusual for an old flower spike to die back. It is, however, unusual for it to die back before flowering. If the plant is otherwise healthy, a new flower spike can emerge regardles of the status
Joanne. I recommend that you repot it in a fir-bark based orchid mix. A bag of this can be obtained at Lowes, Home Depot, or any local orchid grower. However, I would hold off on the repottting until
Jackie, this is called a keiki. Yes, it can be potted up after separation from the old flower spike. Favorable results are best when you wait until the keiki has roots at least 5 cm in length. Then
With regard to your followup: Germination of orchid seeds in nature occcurs when they get infected with a specific fungus. The germination rate in the wild is very low. Early attemots to grow orchids
Janet, while I realize that the plant is not attractive in its present form, I would not change anything. Have you ever grown orchids from seed? I'm wondering if that is your intent. It requires specialized