An orchid was given to me. It bloomed long and grew a new plant and bloomed again. Then the old stem dropped it's leaves and turned light brown and seemed to dry up. I was considering cutting off the dried up stem, but instead I gave the plant a fairly heavy dose of plant food (Miracle Grow). It suddenly shot up two new little shoots and the dried up stem suddenly pushed out two new little orchid plants with roots and all. I believe the fertilizer was the answer. Orchids grow on trees in the tropics and have a tap root that gets it's nourishment from the tree, Since it is not on a tree now it needs good regular plant food, I am wondering what I do with the two little plants on the dead stem? Do I leave them there and keep growing at that position? Do I cut them off and plant them in new pots?