How to Propagate an Orchid Plant
My orchid plant seems to have outgrown its container. Could you tell me how to propagate it.
Here are some steps to follow if you want to divide and propagate the plant.
Shake off and remove as much of the soil or bark that is covering the roots as possible. If the soil has become so compacted that you can’t easily remove it, squeeze the root ball then turn it a bit and squeeze again, squeezing and turning until the soil loosens and drops off.
It looks like you have a phaleonopsis orchid plant, but in case I’m wrong I’m going to describe two options now. If there is just one root ball, check to see if it seems to naturally divide and go in different directions at some points. These would be good places to pull apart or cut the root ball. Be sure that each piece has several healthy roots. If you find pseudo bulbs in the soil, separate them into groups. There must be 3 or more pseudobulbs per group.