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How do I plant new sprots of Orchid plants.

I have a few orchid plants that have new shoots. How do I plant these new sprots that are growing from the shaft of the Orchid plants without harming the new plants?. I tried planting one but it died
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Thanks for writing. The roots on a new orchid pup (called a keiki) need to be at least 2 inches long before you separate the plant and pot it up. So it may be that you're cutting it off too early?

Also: When you do pot it up on its own, be sure you use a fine-grade orchid mix or the moss. There's a better chance of the plant not making it if you use the traditional, coarser mixes.

Keep your baby orchid well watered, but not wet, and it should take.

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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