Orchids forum: New branch fell off- HELP!

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Name: Amanda

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alancaster26
Mar 29, 2015 5:51 PM CST
I'm about to cry. While watering my orchids today, I accidently bumped one of them, knocking it over. It fell on a new branch that had 5-6 new flower buds, breaking the branch off. The buds were just days away from blooming. This is the first orchid I have been able to "rebloom". I've been waiting anxiously for the last few months to see those pretty flowers again. My initial reaction was to grab some tape and try to tape it back together. Not my brightest moment but I was desperate (I realized how ridiculous that idea was before I actually attempted to tape it). Is there any way to salvage this? Or am I S-O-L? It is currently sitting in a cup of water.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Mar 29, 2015 6:13 PM CST
Did you post the wrong image?
In any case, put the spike in a bud vase, in good light, and hope for the best. Depending on the type of orchid, and how close it was to bloom, it may still open, and many last a long time as cut flowers.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 30, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Carol, I think that is Amanda's avatar and not meant to be the image of her orchid or inflorescence. Shrug!

Welcome, Amanda. How about putting your location in your personal information so that it shows in the upper right-hand corner when you post.

It may be time to buy some more orchids........ Whistling Many Phal. (I assume that's what you have) are just now coming into bloom and are available. Hurray! They are also about the least expensive of the orchids out there.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Mar 30, 2015 2:36 PM CST
You're right , Ken. It was late...that's my excuse.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Mar 30, 2015 2:56 PM CST
I use: "I'm old". Works every time! Whistling
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
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hawkarica
Mar 30, 2015 4:55 PM CST
I like "The wine was sweet that night" nodding

Jim
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Mar 30, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Scotch isn't sweet though. It could have been the wine.
Name: Amanda

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alancaster26
Mar 31, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Thank you. I will try putting it in a vase and cross my fingers. It is a phal. I have 5 phals and one paph haha. I would love to buy more however, I am running out of room!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Mar 31, 2015 7:15 PM CST
I hear that! I live in a small mobile home, with a small yard, but once you'er hooked on orchids, you're hooked. Big Grin

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