after an orchid blooms - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mfrometa1961
June 19, 2006
I received a dendrobium orchid as a gift. After the blooms fell off, I cut back the stalks. One of the stalks lost all its leaves, and appears to be dead. I have been misting the plant with orchid fertilizer, and have some new growth coming up from the roots. At what point would I cut back the old growth completely?

Answer from NGA
June 19, 2006

When it yellow and/or turns brown. Dendrobiums can be a bit challenging. Let me refer you to the following web sites for more detailed information on growing them.

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