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Old 12-02-2018, 02:04 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I just joined this site to ask few questions for which I couldn't find a reliable answer on Internet.
Last year, I bought couple of orchids from store(Home Depot/Costco i think) and then some more this year. They were blooming at the time of purchase.

This year in summer I took them outside in the backyard, and left them there. By late september I noticed two of orchids has new buds on the old stems..that was exciting.

Anyhow I brought them indoors in October (when the temp was is low teens / single digits). After I brought them in other orchids (the ones that weren't blooming) also now have new buds growing from the old stems.

My question pertain to one specific one, it has two flowers but new plants also grew out of the same spot.

I am not sure what to make of it, it doesn't have roots there but they look like full new plants. So the question is can I cut them an replant them?
I have attached two images of the plant in question.

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Old 12-02-2018, 02:32 AM
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That's called a keiki. Basically it's a baby orchid. I'm new to this as well though and do not have any thing else to add
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When the keiki has about 4" in total root length (four @ 1", 1 @ 4", or anything in between), just grab it by its base and snap it off the spike. Pot it up and you have an identical plant to the parent.
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The plant shown in flower is a Phalaenopsis hybrid. By all rights, if I understand correctly and you had it outside until the temperature was in the teens F, it should be dead. These are warm growing plants that normally prefer temperatures 65 degrees F and above and are not considered hardy. Mook1178 is correct, these are keikis. As to removing them, it can be done but you should wait until they've grown some roots and the roots are several inches long. The growth of the keikis was probably in response to the cold exposure.

Just noticed you were from Canada, eh, so temps were still a bit lower than what they prefer but not in the killing zone. I try to keep mine above 15 degrees C.

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Old 12-03-2018, 01:41 AM
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I was referring to temps in Celsius
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