How to grow Phalaenopsis hybrids from cuttings


Phalaenopsis cv.

Common name: Moth Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae

How to make Phalaenopsis cuttings grow

  • Stem cuttings: no
  • Leaf cuttings: no
  • Root cuttings/runners: yes, sometimes offshoots are growing on the flower stem
  • Time: the year round
  • Lighting: bright but no direct sun
  • Soil: bird sand
  • Temperature: 22 to 28 °C
  • New growth after: it takes about 2 to 3 years to grow a flowering Moth Orchid from an offshoot
  • More infos: the baby plant can be removed until the first root is 5 mm (0.2 inches) long. A high humidity is welcome.
Orchid offshoots are also called keikis. Keiki is a Hawaiian term for baby.
The Keiki can be removed from the mother plant if it looks like this one.


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