HOW NOT TO KILL AN ORCHID. A lot of people bemoan their incompetence at growing orchids. I have the opposite problem—an inability to kill my scraggly supermarket-variety species after they stop blooming.
While orchids generally get a bad rap for being difficult to grow and propagate, they’re actually not that difficult at all. In fact, one of the easiest ways to grow them is through orchid propagation from keikis. Keiki (pronounced Kay-Key) is simply a Hawaiian term for baby. Orchid keikis are baby plants, or offshoots, of the mother plant and an easy method of propagation for some orchid varieties.