Broke my orchid please help!?

Broke my orchid please help!?

Postby adken » February 1st, 2014, 9:49 pm

I accidentally broke off a bunch of flowers on my orchid can it produce roots and survive if kept in water?
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Broke my orchid please help!?

Postby shann3 » February 1st, 2014, 9:51 pm

The flower stem will not produce roots in water, but it will survive for quite a while.

Don't worry, your orchid will flower again if kept in the right conditions.
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Postby eimhin » February 1st, 2014, 10:02 pm

Orchids can be fussy flowers to cultivate; but the attractive blooms they yield are more than worth the effort. Here are several recommendations that will help your orchids to thrive.

Growing Medium: Orchids won't grow well in regular potting soil. This type of growing medium is usually too dense and can collect throughout the plant's roots and suffocate them. Rather than using ordinary potting soil, you'll need to use a specific orchid growing medium made up of a mixture of organic and inorganic materials. The orchids roots should be kept well ventilated by making certain that the medium isn't packed too densely and that you select a pot that is the right size for the plant. You don't want a container that's too large because it will hold a lot of liquid that your orchid doesn't want, which can bring about root rot.

About Orchids - http://www.perennial-gardens.com/orchid/orchids.php

Orchid Care - http://www.perennial-gardens.com/flower-articles/tips-for-growing-orchids.htm

Basics of Orchids - http://www.perennial-gardens.com/flower-articles/basics-of-orchid-care.htm
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Postby chano » February 1st, 2014, 10:13 pm

It will last a while in water. No, it won't produce roots. The process for that is unreal, they have like laboratories that root orchids. Another stem will show up one day and you will get more from the plant.
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