So, recently a friend of mine moved back home and I helped her pack up. She had a sad-looking orchid that was leafless, and the canes had all started to wilt and go papery on the outside. She didn't know what it was (besides an orchid,) let alone how to care for it (it was in shady window with only a 20-watt round fluorescent bulb to supplement,) so she gave it to me. I brought it home, put it in a bright spot with my CPs, and a week or so later noticed that it was putting out a new stalk. Or, it might have started when it was in her possession and just grew to noticable size after I took it in - I'm not sure.
The other day that friend came up to visit and, seeing how well her orchid was doing (it's even put out a solitary bud) she asked if she could have it back. I told her that I wanted to keep it and make sure that it was getting better (I'm also kind of attached to it,) but that she'd be the first to get anything I propagated from it. Well, a few days later I went to admire my plants and found that said orchid was putting out keiki from the ends of its older stalks.
Sorry about the low quality of the image, but I think it should be enough for those knowledgable orchid-types out there to get a handle on what I'm talking about. My question is, how do I go about removing and potting up the keiki, and when should this be done? Presently, the largest one is just under an inch long, with three or four little leaves and a few roots (the longest root being almost an inch long.) They're well above the level of the pot, as you can see, so I'm wondering if they'd appreciate something to root into or would rather stay with mom for a while longer. Also, an ID would be handy.