This unique propagation method that don’t require stimulators and hormones will be loved by all orchid breeders.
Orchids are distinguished by beautiful colors and large leaves that emanate plenty of oxygen. Try to multiply these wonderful plants without resorting to stimulators and phytohormones and you will have a house full of flowers.
How to propagate orchids?
Select a healthy orchid stem that is between 10-12 inches long with multiple nodes. Using sterile scissors or a sterile knife, cut the stem near the base.
Use an antifungal agent like charcoal or cinnamon on the cut areas to help prevent infections. Orchids are more prone to infections during this process than other plants.
Next, decide whether you will cut the stem into smaller portions or not. Some people cut the stem into sections of two nodes each. Other people leave the stem intact. You can do either method. Just make sure that you use charcoal or cinnamon on any new cuts that you make.
Wrap the stem(s) in sphagnum moss. This helps retain moisture. Place the wrapped stems in the container of your choosing. Place some water in the container for the sphagnum moss to soak up. There should not be extra water pooling in the bottom of the container.
Place plastic wrap or a plastic bag over the opening of the container. The purpose is to keep the environment humid, but make sure that there are multiple tiny holes in the plastic to allow some airflow.
Keep the stems in a humid, warm environment until growth occurs. Be careful not to let the moss dry out completely.
Check the stem nodes to look for growth. Not every node will sprout, and it may take a few months to see any progress.
Keep the sprouts in their containers until they have roots that are 2-3 inches long and have at least two leaves. Once the sprouts begin to develop leaves, wrap the moss more loosely around the stem, skipping portions to allow more space for the sprout.