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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:21 pm 
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My D. phalaenopsis has flowered well in previous years and might later this year but right now it has sprouted -

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Should I leave it (it will get rather unwieldy) or cut it off and transplant?


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Hi Bernard,

I have a Dendro which is doing the same thing now, it's seems quite common amongst some of the Dendro's.

Personally, I would remove it but not until the roots are more developed, at least an inch long when you should also see the white covering of the roots.

I'd do this for a couple of reasons, one being the parent plant would look a bit too top heavy for me if it was left to continue to grow, second if the main plant got some awful disease, the detatched offshoot would not be affected and you'd still have at least one of the plants....(at least that would be the plan!)

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Thanks Steve, sounds like aa good plan.


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Agree wit Stevek's advice. When you come to removing it, put a little cinnamon powder on the wound sites, it helps prevent fungus.


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Agree with the above. I like to wait until the offshoot has started a second cane before removing but that might not be practical in this case!

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