Repotting for newbies
I sometimes buy orchids on the big stores discount shelf. These are not rescues, I am cheap. I got this one and the potting mix would never dry out, so I took it apart. Seems to be in moss with a little bit of bark in one place. So far, I have not broken many roots, but it's getting dicey. The two pieces on the right are not well connected to the rest. Can I tear it apart and have two plants, so maybe one will live? Do I have to get all the old moss off of the roots? Here is a picture:
I have read in the FAQ about whether or not to leave the flower stalk, but apparently there is no "yes or no" answer unless you know what kind of orchid you have. If it will make a new plant, without hurting the old one, I would like to keep it. The stalk is 3 feet in length and looks very green. Should I remove it?