The Q&A Archives: Caring for an orchid

Question: DO I need to cut the Stem back of an orchid after the petals have fallen off?

Answer: I am going to guess you have a Phalanopsis type because these are very popular. Trim just below the flower, cutting just above the next node or joint on the stem. With luck, it will bloom again from the same stem.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "sunset on summer"