Orchids - Knowledgebase Question

Aurora, Oh
Question by jalm257
August 21, 2007
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 from NGA
August 21, 2007


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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