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jean28-Feb-02 01:15 PM EST 5b   
Ellen C. (Markham)28-Feb-02 06:29 PM EST 5b   
JoanneS06-Mar-02 04:34 PM EST 3a   

Subject: moth orchid
From: jean
Zone: 5b
Date: 28-Feb-02 01:15 PM EST

just got white moth orchid, now has 3 blooms, i understand to get another bloom u have to cut off the original when flowers die off, just above the nodule, before the first bloom, also i would like to know how to propogate this plant, and what to look for if its already reproducing, i read an article here about reproduction, but dont know what im looking for, a description, would be nice. thanks

Subject: RE: moth orchid
From: Ellen C. (Markham)
Zone: 5b
Date: 28-Feb-02 06:29 PM EST

Hi, Jean...

Here is a website that you may want to check out about orchirds and even has links to other orchid-related sites.

Subject: RE: moth orchid
From: JoanneS
Zone: 3a
Date: 06-Mar-02 04:34 PM EST

Jean, when my moth orchids, or phaelanopsis, finish blooming, I count three "nodules" from the base of the plant and cut there. Someone at an orchid show told me to do this, and it seems to work for me.

To propogate, well I didn't plan to do it, but one of my very mature phaelanopsis grew a baby this year, from the left over flower stem that had been cut to the third nodule. At the most recent orchid show, I asked an expert what happened, and he told me I had somehow stressed the plant and so it reproduced. He was right, as I had repotted it a few months earlier.

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