orchid died but came back to life

Asked November 15, 2016, 1:43 PM EST

I have a Dendrobium orchid we thought was dead for several months, but it now has live in it. It has a left but also white pod things. What is happening and what do I need to do to keep it alive.

Prince George's County Maryland orchid houseplant dendrobium

1 Response

The new growth is called a keiki and can be cut off and potted up to make a new plant. Keep the mother plant for a while and see if new shoots are formed or more keikis grow. http://www.aos.org/orchids/aos-video-library/potting-a-keiki.aspx https://lee.ces.ncsu.edu/2007/09/dendrobium-orchids-made-simpler/
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