What do I do when one of the flowers on my orchid plant dies? I always questioned this. Is it predated? With mine it seems to work better if I cut them to the base. When you cut it off it then transfers those nutrients to the plant. I just bought an orchid. I hope I can get it to re-bloom soon . It’s your call – if it does flower again it will do so soon and if not the whole bloom stem will go brown soon – so you would know either way what is going to happen pretty quickly. Your repotting was totally correct – good job! I have 2 shoots branching off my original stem that look like they will put in new blooms this spring. FYI: Many times when we get orchids into our homes that were mistreated before we got them. Healthy orchids can still have keiki, I think. £4.36 postage. It blooms beautifully and has sprouted some new leaves along the way BUT it has some old very dry wrinkly leaves as well. I am not an expert but I would assume it would be eaten by other wildlife and also naturally decompose. I’m very excited, mostly because I have always thrown my orchids out after I thought they were dead! Just remove it from the decorative pot (if it is in one) and don’t put it back in. Orchids typically bloom once a year so you may have to wait till fall for them to sprout. It’s still a deep green like the rest of the stem and I thought it was a bud months ago but it hasn’t bloomed or appeared to be growing. I have a good drainage pot with bark and water when it feels dry (usually about every 10 days or so. You want to use a clean sharp cutting tool. I was looking for the exact thing since few day . How many months has it been on bloom. http://m.repotme.com/site/repotme/first-orchid?url=http%3A%2F%2Frepotme.com%2Forchid-care%2FOrchid-Identification.html#2761, I have an orchid that I think may be too far gone. Have I killed it. It has two stems, and I trimmed both with regular scissors. Is it potted in a lot with a drainage hole? It has been so cold here in the Midwest – 17 degrees currently without the windchill. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/orchid-disaster/. Clip off all black, dead and mushy roots when you repot it. Bud Blast I clicked on the link but it didn’t load nothing up. Not wet. Orchids like being in clear pots with lots of airflow. I would not cut the bigger stem off until all the blooms fall off. A few days later it has gotten worse and the top of the spike is getting shriveled and more brown, however whenever I try to bend it to see if it is dried up it seems firm. Sorry for all the crazy questions:). Orchids like air flow and clear pots also help with photosynthesis. The picture below is a Phalaenopsis spike dying back after blooming, it is brown half way down the shoot. Must I cut the leaves or leave it. That’s why I cut them off to conserve energy… But you make a very valid point. https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/how-to-make-a-humidity-tray/. As far as it trying to bloom – it may be experiencing bud blast because of the rot. Again, I have only been doing this for 6 months, but everything I’ve read and watched from other Orchid websites, contradict this blog…so I just wanted to let you know and perhaps look around first. You can repot it now or wait a year till the next bloom season is over. It has four very healthy, large, green leaves, and two branches that do not have any blooms on them other than the one that has two, but they still appear to be green and healthy as well. Orchids are very hardy and once you get the hang of them – they are very easy to grow! If its still green then maybe it will continue to bloom. Either way, the orchid will eventually throw up a new stem. Dry air can also be the culprit, especially if your plant is native to a humid climate. Thanks much!! Hi Hannah, I’ve cut back my stem on both orchids last year and haven’t had a new shoot yet, it’s been growing a few new leaves on both but that’s all what am I doing wrong? Hope you understand what I mean. I would like to see what the bud looks like. I checked its roots and they look pretty healthy, just some minimal root decay as the sphagmoss was really wet when began to pull it away from the roots. An orchid flower stem, once it has been cut off, never re-grows on the same place again. I dont want to kill these beautiful plants!! Why won’t my orchid bloom? Now it will not grow a new stem. Do I wait until the other stem is done blooming so I can cut both at the same time or can I cut the other stem that has been done blooming first? I have cut our orchid as described and hope that it will bloom again, soon:D, Hi Hannah! I have an Orchid for 6 month. I’m really new with taking care of flowers and this was my favorite one so far. My orchids are near a huge bay widow – it’s about 72 degrees in my house. Hi, Hannah! It is correct that they cut the bloom stems back to the base (I have a post on this) because the next time it blooms it will produce entire new and different stems. Can I call you? Thank you for all the information on orchids. Is that important? Trimming of orchid roots should be done when re-potting the plant. Thanks Is there a way you can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com? Last one that came from this home had been left outside overnight and was frozen solid!! All the blooms have fallen, but the stem still looks dark green and has never changed color. John, Sorry, the stem dies back and turns red. I have an 18 month old double spike Phalaenopsis which I’ve had for 6 months. I purchased this plant in maybe… Feb/Mar and would like to see a rebloom or new spike. I think it needs to go into a different pot and maybe some new material. Plus it’s good to see how their roots are doing and sometimes by doing this I have found really sad roots and had to go down a size in a pots. Cutting the stems back help to switch its energy to the plant itself. Now, I have new growth on every branch, including buds, and a couple new branches. I guess I figure that the stem will eventually die anyway and I don’t want to wait and watch it slowly turn. Clear pots like the ones they come in? my plant is now beginning to lose its beautiful blooms after 3+ months. I'm no expert, but when my orchid loses it's flowers and the stem dies I cut it down as it dires out and turns brown. I eventually cut off the stem, it had turned brown all the way down. remove it? Hi, I have an orchid I purchased a while back. In the meantime, new roots have started to grow and a new leaf grew to match the other established leaves at ~6in (that was fun to watch!!). You can cut it off but I normally just let it fall off. develop flowers on long arching stems. I would love to help but need to know some answers…. A node looks like a half envelope on the orchid shoot. Sorry if it sounds rude, I don’t mean to. They would probably break off at some point but it won’t effect it blooming again in a negative way. As long as the orchid … Thank you! Are there flowers still attached? Also, I was wondering if it is important to trim around the “nodes”? Evelyn. Ok cool thank you I haven’t repotted any of my orchids yet I’ll cut them back down to the base and hope they grow. Thanks! Great post and even greater that you reply to comments! I recently cut off two of the stems half an inch above the second node of each stem and then sprinkled cinnamon on them. However, my gut tells me that it is probably too soon since the plant just dropped its blooms. After orchids are done blooming the stems should die back completely. Did I do something wrong ? For now: Hello what soil would be the best for orchids, http://repotme.com/orchid-mix/index.html?no_redirect=true, Sphagnum Moss Any advice/help you can offer be greatly appreciated as this plant has been doing very well for a year now and has flowered three times since I was given the orchid. If not we can figure it out here. Thankfully I googled and found your post! Depending on what type of orchid it is you can repot it in bark or moss. It is in a clear container where you can see through to the roots. Thank you for answering about “bud blast” but it’s strange because that orchid hasn’t been moved and all the other ones around it are developing spikes normally. Great blog you have here. Again thank you, You are welcome and best of luck! They normally bloom once a year. I would cut the blood stem down to the base because when it blooms again (sends up a new spike) it will be from an entirely different spot on the orchid. Trim your orchid just above the node on the stem directly below where the first flower bloomed. Orchid Blooms: Why won’t my orchid bloom? The blooms dropping pretty soon after you get it is normal as shown here…, Thx for this awesome post! A Phalaenopsis will re-bloom regardless of whether or not you cut the dried stem off or not. I had an indoor plant book that I read and reread for insight into what might be causing my lovely orchad to die and it told me nothing! Especially since you have a WHOLE bunch of orchids you can make hybrids of your own! You can always send pics to myfirstorchid@gmail.com FagusHome 31" Artificial Silk Phalaenopsis Flowers 4Pcs with 2 Bundles Leaves Artificial Orchid Flowers Stem Plants in White Fake Butterfly Phalaenopsis Flowers for Home Wedding Party Décor. Thanks, The silver roots are called aerial roots and you don’t need to worry about those as shown here…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/32/. The plany/leaves are growing get new leaves but no flower and no new spike. Hi Hannah, my orchid has flowered and looks beautiful. Yes, I would cut both bloom stem down to the base once the blooms fall off because when it blooms again (sends up a new spike) it will be from an entirely different spot(s) on the orchid. If they are full and look good and the stem is yellow then you may need to send me a picture of it at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. No Drainage Thanks Hannah, I’ve just sent you a few pictures! What do you suggest I do about trimming? I cut my orchid stems to the base about 1/2 inch from the plant. There’s a good chance you’ll harm the plant or introduce a dangerous virus. I also purchased a phal with 1 stem and 2 side branches a while ago (Apr? My orchid at home has rebloomed & has sprouted “air roots” (?) You can always send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. My plant only has 2 leaves left but opted to try for one more flowering. Once and orchid has bloomed the shoot turns brown and dies back. There’s a root growing out of the only drainage hole in the bottom, and is actually growing in a way that it’s basically dividing itself in half on the plastic. I am a beginner, I received an orchid as a gift a few months ago, the blooms that were on the orchid already fell off, and even without knowing to cut the stems I had two buds come back and bloom successfully, and now seem like they are about to fall off as well. Thanks, Am I doing something wrong? Although microscopic, they construct delicate but visible webs that cover young leaves and growing tips on stems, eventually causing buds to drop and entire stems to dry up and die back. It was probably suffering from being overwatered and then transported to a store with no natural light. Orchids don’t like a lot of “room to grow.” In nature they are clinging to trees etc and are in very tight spaces. Light – it needs to be placed near a window. Thank you for the response and Happy New Year. Drying orchid blooms allows you to maintain the 3D quality of your orchid’s blooms which can be displayed in a shadow box. I had an orchid with the stem dying and so I trimmed it back just above the next healthiest node but now it feels like it’s drying out there so to speak. It was a double spike. However, these exotic plants have different cultural needs than most varieties of houseplants. Orchids typically bloom once a year and in the fall. Tip. There are many reasons an orchid won’t bloom. One of the stems had another shoot that did rebloom 1 flower. Make sure they have plenty of drainage, only water them when dry and give them dapple sunlight. This is a tremendous insight and help for me, so thanks! You answered 99% of them. Let me know if you have other questions after that. I had some beautiful flowers prior to hospital stay and now after viewing your tape, I want to continue with my orchids again. In that time the orchid has grown a new healthy leaf. When it grows a new stem (probably next year) it will grow from an entirely different spot. Can you advise please? I think I did the totally wrong thing and trimmed back the older branches (not the main stem) but they hadn’t turned brown (I didn’t realise that they should be). My orchids have all thrived (after many years of attention). It looks like there were a couple new spikes that branched off the main one in the past. Hi Hannah, thanks for your great article! Your website is fantastic, everything I need to know to care for my precious orchid… I have recently bought my mum an orchid and have just recommended this site to her as I’m pretty sure she’s convinced she will kill it lol! Log in as an administrator and view the Instagram Feed settings page for more details. 0 0. When they bloom again a shoot will grow from an entirely different spot. I have a post on it. ... By Collection The Fall Collection The Dried Bouquet Collection The Classics Collection The Vogue Collection Subscriptions. The flowers at the top of the spike have fallen and the spike has begun to turn brown. I am not very experienced with orchids so I am wondering if I should still cut the old spike now to get a bigger bloom on a new spike or will I leave the old spike and hope that it will produce flowers again? But my question is, should I immediately cut off a wilting bloom to the spike or wait for the bloom to fall off? I’ve been reading your posts for about an hour now! This should be done on cattleyas, cymbidiums, dendrobiums, epidendrums, paphiopedilums, phragmipediums and vandas. Hannah. Thanks in advance! You are welcome! According to orchid experts, you should definitely not remove the roots. 3.8 out of 5 stars 26. It is really a matter of choice. If there are still buds then just leave it alone. When a new stem grows it will be from an entirely differently spot. if its new growth I want to encourage it but having googled a lot i can’t find any examples of this! However, do some orchids have brown stems all the time? They have been dormant for a year. After keiki started forming plant continued to flower. It also started a new bloom bud at the end, but it never grew and is still there now months later. You’re super helpful! All the buds (that were about to bloom) shriveled and fell off. Thanks for answering my question. 4 years ago. You can cut back the old shoot to provide more energy… It does take a lot of energy to maintain two shoots. I think I will cut them both back down to the leaves, it’s only a young plant and having watched the above video I think that would perhaps be the best idea this year. Let me know if you have further questions after reading the links and I hope this helps. Thank you Hannah , I don’t want to lose it , it was a special gift . Orchids need dapple sun. For best results, fertilize the orchid immediately after wetting its medium with plain water so that the fertilizer solution never contacts dry roots. Well, I managed to keep it alive and then all the blooms dried out and fell off slowly, which seemed normal. You want to cut off ONLY black mushy rotting roots. Do recyclers such as carrion consumers, fungi, bacteria, etc. Should I keep the cinnamon on covering the cut? I really enjoy your blog, and being an orchid newbie I feel like I have learned a lot so far. Here is the sunlight requirements for your Phalaenopsis…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/light-requirements-for-orchids/. I’ve read several pages (that include The National Orchid Society) that say you should wait. They are sturdy and nice. Make sure it’s not in a pot without a drainage hole…. What did I do wrong? What can I do with leaves which are not so green and dry at places? The blooms have all fallen off now but the stem went all dried up with the little petals on it looking dry too. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/orchid-disaster/. About 3 weeks ago the flowers fell and I have one yellow leaf out of three. You want to cut the stems down to the base, Hi hannah thanks for your reply is that at the first node bit I cut to then? When do you think I’ll get a new shoot?? I have never had a double stem grow naturally. Where is it placed in your home/office? Thank you soo much for this post! India Dried Orchid, India Dried Orchid Suppliers and Manufacturers Directory - Source a Large Selection of Dried Orchid Products at dried apple ,dried fruit ,stock fish dried from India Alibaba.com It was very helpful. Does your orchid have drainage? Hello Hannah, I live in FL and have a a couple dozen orchids hanging outside in baskets or attached to trees. £17.99. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/03/23/orchid-bloom-dying-naturally/, Bud Blast $15.99 $ 15. You can always send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. Once these last two fall off there will be no more blooms left. I googled for help and found your blog. As I’ve done it at like the second one up from the Base I know bast year I didn’t cut them right down to the bottom and my other stem I lost on my double never grew back from anywhere else.? The stems still look healthy and I didn’t cut them back as they appear to have tiny buds at the top, but these aren’t getting any bigger and have been the same size for a few months now. Just accept that this is normal behavior. Some of the stem will remain because it’s impossible to clip all if it without clipping the root or other leaves. What should I do to bring it back to good health? I will definitely cut the stem back now, but do you think that delay may affect the plant growing a new spike? Please tell me what i should do. I would love to help! https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/the-importance-of-humidity/, How to make humidity trays When it blooms again it will bloom from an entirely different spot. The offshoot grew over the winter on a store bought plant I got last summer. I would dab a little bit of cinnamon (the common household spice – natural fungicide) on the cut part. Shoulf i go ahead and cut back the spikes to replenish the leaves that look like theyre rotting to conserve its energy? That is really interesting. It seems strange to cut off the beautiful, green stem. The plant is now back in its original spot and seems happy. x, It’s not normal but I know people have had it happen. Drainage + don’t water it too much = happy orchid. What should I do about the dead roots and re-pot or ? Are there ants all over your house (or just on the orchid)? You can Google “how to grow orchids from seed” and it’s the second one. As shown here…, Here is a general overview of why your orchid is not blooming – look at the “Maybe it is the Season” part…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/my-orchid-wont-bloom/. I think I had a typo there…. The only reason I would repot is if you put it a huge container. I have started watering more frequently, but don’t see any change. The young spike is currently trying to bloom two baby buds that ive identified and i want them to bloom. Thank you for the feedback and I hope you learn as much I have studying websites while nursing your 6 month old orchids. Jacquie, Hi, Is that what you mean? Were they not new blooms? That sounds ok. You can cut it back all the way to the base though. Blooms falling off is typically normal but sometimes when its repotted while in bloom it can have bud blast. Forgive me if someone already asked this… I actually have 2 orchids: Thanks for any advice! I water both orchids on a 10-day rotation. Thank you for all you do for us! Do you have any insight as for how to care for this double-spike orchid? Phals are a good start – I have found them to be the easiest. New orchid growers often get spikes and roots mixed up. I recently bought an orchid that has a double stem/flower spike. You can send me a pic at myfirstorchid@gmail.com and I take a look. They will naturally turn brown and die. Would it hurt to actually water it? Shop Plants. You can cut where it’s turning brown or where the flowers have already fallen. One shoot is trying brown both shoots Help???? Leave it in the inner pot. The plant is generating new leaves so it’s still alive. About 3 weeks ago the flowers fell and I have one yellow leaf out of three. I don’t know whether to just leave all the stems as they look healthy or cut them all down! Leave it as it is or should the orchids be removed and potted. One of them bloomed twice and seemed fine but they both keep producing beautiful leaves and shoots but that’s it. However, after ready many of your wonderful articles I have to say your advice is spot on-you get everything right as far my own experience with orchids go! If you are in between sizes you can add white packing peanuts to the pot to absorb extra room. Okay:) when you send the pics give me a reminder of our discussion on here so I know for reference. One Orchid I have at work has had 28 blooms on it since May. They are still green. Some of my orchids took years to rebloom. But if it’s brown then yes you can cut it. Both stems are turning brown quickly. You water them when they are dry. Yes I would cut the spike back and don’t water it till it’s completely dry. It is very healthy and dark green, and has aerial roots and three healthy leaves at the top of the spike. Sorry this message just showed up! My Phalaenopsis orchids start producing shoots around November. Rot does not just go away once it’s repotted and sadly orchids can die from this even if treated for it. JOhn. I received a gorgeous large moth orchid for Mother’s Day, and it still has beautiful blooms! This is the best thing you can do for your orchid. Then in 2015 the flowers didn’t want to fall off. Some of the stem will remain because it’s impossible to clip all if it without clipping the root or other leaves. It was very helpful. And you can always sprinkle cinnamon (which is a natural fungicide) on the open cut. I need your advice: should I use fertilizer for my phalaenopsis? I am hesitant to repot because I have also read not to repot unless the orchid is outgrowing its pot. It’s really up to you but I like to cut them back after they have bloomed so it transfers energy to the plant. Choose an orchid stem that is dying back and the flowers are fading. Should I trim the yellowing tips or will it not affect the nodes? You never want to repot an orchid while its in bloom. Keiki All rights reserved. The underground tubers of terrestrial orchids [mainly Orchis mascula (early purple orchid)] are ground to a powder and used for cooking, such as in the hot beverage salep or in the Turkish frozen treat dondurma . First check to see if it’s in a draining pot. (2). You can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com if you like and I could tell you right away . Do I keep watering the mother plant until others are big enough to pot on? But we can always cross our fingers and hope for two, Hannah – thank you for the compliment on the blog . The flowers dying back is probably due to normal patterns. When it blooms again it will grow from an entirely different spot. As far as your miltoniopsis orchid – no I don’t have one but here is some good information on them from my favorite site. Wow that is awesome!! What if there’s a node with a secondary spike? They are brown and very dry and brittle. 2, 3 or 4 stems per box - this means there are2, 3 or 4 equal stems per box. I have links on fertilizer, light requirements if you need them on the blog. Phalaenopsis and Dendrobiums are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 to 12 and 9 to 12, respectively. My question is I have one plant at home that has two new orchid plants growing off two stems. And then it turns red. The problem is that it has been blooming continuously since I bought it. I don’t wait for the stem to turn completely brown. Myfirstorchid@gmail.com – if not we can try to figure it out here. How long will it take for another stem to grow? Camilla H. 1 decade ago. Is there any way I can get rid of or cut off the unsightly ones. I hope anyone can give me an answer on this, because I'm getting really desperate here…, Ah and I changed its location from kitchen table to window. And make sure you are watering it correctly. I left the full stem over the winter after the flowers fell off. Hi… I would love to help. I have a phaleanopsis orchid that has produced a keiki at the top part of it’s bloom stem. I just repotted my little orchid only a few months before it bloomed–should I still repot it after it is done blooming as you state above since I’ve done it so recently? It was indeed informative . It can be near a cold window as long as it is still inside the home. By Stem Peonies Anemones Garden Roses Mums Ranunculus Plants. Its planted in the moss mix so i try to wait til its dry before watering. I water my orchids the same way year round. Best wishes! I just transferred it to a different pot and put new orchid soul mix in and moistened soil mix with warm water that has orchid food in it. How to water https://myfirstorchid.com/2019/02/22/orchid-disaster/. There is only one flower left, so I am getting ready to cut the stems and repot once it has fallen. They typically bloom once a year. Thank you so much and it would help me if you can answer it. Thank you for your informative article and that you published it for free! Then when new stems grow they grow from an entirely different spot. Thank you! Hi! What do I do with the barron branch? Now I just have green leaves. Some of mine took a few years to bloom especially the ones that were not taken care of before I got them. Mine normally did not but this year I have three that have spiked twice in a year – which is new for me. Just a quick thank you for this site. Orchids like to be snug. At first I did it every week…but I haven’t been doing that lately because sometimes they’re still damp after a week has gone by, and I read that I should wait until they’re dried out before watering again. Does it have good drainage? And how big of a pot should I get for it? http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/basal-keikibaby-orchid/. One stem, flowers fell and I cut it back to the base, but whilst the other still has two flowers it has turned yellowbrown on the main stem for about 3 inches mid way, it is still green below and above including the current flowering offshoot. Is it dry before you water it? Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. I dont have a green thumb, so can you help me by telling me what I did wrong and what I can do fix it? Your welcome! What a wonderful website!! So glad to hear everything is going well! http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/root-rot/, What does the peroxide do. It dried up and remained firmly attached. I’m so excited that my patience paid off . If your orchid has nodules on the flower stem, cut the stem 1/4 inch above one of the leaf-like bumps. Myfirstorchid@gmail.com if not we can figure it out here. I have rarely ever gotten an orchid to bloom with two stems. For pollinating (hybrids!) They say that you only need to re-pot the plant every 1-3 yrs. Thank you karley. I had my orchid in my kitchen window and it bloomed all summer a friend told me to cut the stem back so I did to the base and it has since grown one new leaf and now started a second one but no sign of a new stem? Orchid Mixed Materials Dried & Artificial Flowers. For now: Make sure it’s potted in a singular pot (not two pots) with a drainage hole and only water when it’s VERY dry. You want to repot (like you did), treat them with peroxide of physan 20, and continue to water them normally. Hi Hannah, very new to orchids but love the challenge. Should I cut the stem above, and if so, how far from the new stem should I cut? I have a lot of them and their stems normally are green until the flowers fall and then they turn brown. New to Orchids and I have knack for killing most everything. 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