Shoot Starting

My principal has a small collection of orchids. They grow very well here. One of his orchids grew a side-shoot, and he asked if I wanted it. Yes! Yes, I did.

It’s a dendrobium orchid. I’ve never grown one of those, so I’m excited to see what it’s like.

Here’s the parent plant:

And here is my little side shoot:

Orchid cuttings often take a while to bloom. I’ll be curious to see how this one develops.

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One Response to Shoot Starting

  1. Lauren says:

    The pot is pretty striking, I must say. That baby plant is so little and cute. However if I saw it in someone’s garden and was asked to weed, I would pull it. How do you gardeners keep it all straight?

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