The Q&A Archives: Orchids

Question: I have an orchid that I purchased from HD in March. It's bloomed twice. The flowers fallen off. Now the stems have turned a brown color, like they are dead. The plant is growing new leaves so I know its thrieving. Should I cut off the stems? Will it grow new stems for more flowers. Or is my plant done with it blooming for a while?

Answer: Based on your description you should go ahead and trim off the dead portion of stem. Most orchids are cyclical bloomers, so it may take months before it sends up a new stalk and blooms again.

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