Need advice on clipping and potting an orchid
Hello orchid experts!
I could sure use some advice/instructions on properly clipping and potting an orchid.
The back story...last year my parents sold their house of 35+ years to downsize to a condo. There's an orchid in a tree at the old house that my grandmother gave to my mother and that my mom has talked about a few times since. My dad and I have conspired with the new owners to let us get a clipping to give to my mom for Xmas (yay!), but I know nothing about orchids and really want to make sure we do everything right so it survives.
It seems like knowing the type of orchid is critical, but I'm afraid I don't. It flowers in a beautiful bright pinkish-purplish color, and as I mentioned, is in a tree. I hope that helps at least a little. Oh, and the location is Miami, FL.
What I've found so far is to make the cut just below the roots and plant in a clay orchid pot in orchid bark. Does that sound right? Is it really that easy?
Thanks so very much in advance for any input!