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May 14, 2020 11:58 AM CST
|I had removed these two babies from a mother plant because it was overcrowding the pot. I first repotted each in its' own small jar though there was no growth, only a few small roots that grew at the stem.
In hopes of helping it grow, I next repotted both babies into a larger pot, this time with both in one pot. The roots have not grown and the leaves seem even softer (weaker?) than when potted individually. The plants have been in the pot together now for about two months, and I usually water ever 1.5 - 2 weeks, though there doesn't seem to be much change. Wondering if I should repot in the smaller jars again...
May 14, 2020 5:12 PM CST
|You should pot them both (separately or together) in something small with drainage, using cactus soil. Keep the soil barely damp and maybe (maybe) they will live. Every time you re-pot, little roots are being damaged - these little cuttings are right on the verge of having nothing left to grow a root. The only reserve is in the stems and leaves there are roots and they are just about dead.
Sometimes, especially in winter, it takes months to root a cutting. Instead of digging them up to check, just watch for new growth.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
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