Friday, February 20, 2009

Orchid division

Well, I had the courage today to finally divide one of my prized orchids (actually, they all are for me). Last year's growth on my odontocidium had produced 2 new growths which were so high out of the pot that they needed repotting. In addition, I was concerned that one of the divisions was at risk of dying as the roots seemed to be drying out.

I was able to carefully remove the healthier growth furthest away from the mother bulb and replanted in a mixture of coarse orchid bark mix and New Zealand spagnum peat moss. The other bulb was left on the mother bulb.

I also removed 2 old backbulbs which don't seem to have any healthy "eyes" left on it. Nevertheless I will give them a try at propagation just in case.

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