orchids - Knowledgebase Question

middletown, Ne
Question by millied65
August 15, 2009
What care does an orchid need after the bloom falls off?

Answer from NGA
August 15, 2009


Phalaenopsis, or Moth Orchid, develops long flower sprays. If you cut a faded spray back to a node, a secondary spray may form. If you cut the stem down to the crown of the plant, no new flowers will form on that stem. I just leave part of an old stem on my plants so another set of flowers can develop from a dormant bud.

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