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By Poison

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I have an orchid that the flowers have fallin off and the Stem or stack is turning brown, how do i save it



Do you know what kind of orchid it is, Poison? By the stem, do you mean the flowering stem, or the stem that the leaves are attached to?

19 Jan, 2012


If it's a moth orchid, cymbidium or anything else that has its leaves by the pot and flowers on a single stem rising from the base, you should cut the flower stem off cleanly as close to the base as possible. :)

19 Jan, 2012


If indeed it is a phal or cymbidium then this sounds like the normal course of orchideering. If the leaves are still green and healthy and any surface or visible roots are a nice healthy pale green then just do as Tralamander says. Tidy it up a bit and continue with the usual TLC. Eventually it will put out a new spike, but often not quickly.

19 Jan, 2012

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