I did as directed, on the phalenopsis I have at home. The first time I did this, the orchid produced a second beautiful, yet smaller spray of flowers. Then it sent up a second flower stalk, which also bloomed.
Once these had both finished, I repotted the orchid, as the roots had completely filled the plastic clear pot. However, unable to find a pot of a slightly larger size, I planted it in a tall cylindrical glass vase, with large, round brick-pebbles at the bottom, supporting the bark potting medium. The vase is about a foot deep, with the top 6" occupied by the orchid, the lower portion by these brick-spheres. very picturesque!
Anyway, both flower stems have now sprouted new shoots.
How long should the roots on these new shoots/plantlets be before I attempt to pot them on?
And the orchid base itself seems to be climbing out of the bark potting medium, and appears to have more roots exposed than in the vase - !! But it seems very happy, nonetheless!
Last edited by Alexandra; 06/18/07 04:22 PM.