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Propagate Dendrobium Orchids

Difficulty: 2 / 5

You will need: Secateurs, Orchid Compost, Plant Supports, Plant Ties

Dendrobium (“bamboo”) orchids are happy growing in cooler conditions than moth orchids and will tolerate a shadier position. They need watering and feeding regularly to flower well and will need repotting once the roots fill the current pot. As they age, small shoots with roots may appear on the stems and these can be removed and potted separately in fresh potting compost. They can then be grown on until they start to flower. They need to be cool and dry during the winter to encourage flower development

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Step One:

Begin by Removing the shoot with its roots

Step 1 of Propagate Dendrobium Orchids

Step Two:

Next, clean off the lower leaves

Step 2 of Propagate Dendrobium Orchids

Step Three:

Pot the shoot in fresh orchid compost

Step 3 of Propagate Dendrobium Orchids

Step Four:

Support the new shoot with a stake and tie as it grows

Step 4 of Propagate Dendrobium Orchids

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