How to grow an orchid from a leaf

By liliaturcin5

The orchid craze came to my town 10 years ago. So they started giving this flower instead of the bouquet, as a gift for a special date. Women dreamed of propagating orchid to decorate the entire balcony with these plants. Of course, only a few made it.

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In addition to being sold everywhere, housewives learned to propagate the flower without difficulty. Preferred methods include cuttings, planting, dividing a bush and stalk propagation.

In fact, the orchid leaf itself is not suitable for propagation. There are no growing points on the leaf plate, where the roots should form. But these orchid growth points are on the trunk. Therefore, to propagate an orchid in this way, you will need a leaf with a small part of the stem.

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Before you start growing an orchid from a leaf, prepare the necessary tools. You will need a lawnmower. The sharper it is, the better. Also stock up on a plastic container, filtered water and the following fertilizers: root former, activated charcoal, cytokinin paste and succinic acid.

By the way, the process of growing an orchid from a leaf is one of the most difficult and time-consuming. Rooting can take 1.5 to 2 years.