Orchids can be propagate from cuttings, by division or from seeds. There are six main techniques used to propagate orchids: division, back bulbs, keiki, aerial cuttings, meristem or tissue culture and seed. Vegetative propagation methods are the easiest and by this methods can be produced offsprings that are identical to the parent plant.
The simplest cuttings are small plants called keiki that appear from the nodes on stems of some monopodial orchids. They first develop leaves but as soon as they have developed few roost they should be cut from the parent plant with a sharp knife and potted into standard orchid compost. Water them sparingly and mist the leaves until the roost have established.Read More »