DIVIDING PLANTS: The Best Time

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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When new roots are forming on the latest rhizomes, even if flowers or sheath are forming on other pseudobulbs; use discretion. A70-345; OD71-27
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