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after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6weeks

Postby Dubstep13 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:22 pm

the paper of my orchid i bought says that after all the flowers fall off you can cut the stalk one inch above the second node and i could flower again within 6 weeks
Phalaenopsis "moth Orchid" white
is it true cus my plant has 2 stalks and only one flower left
how do u do it?
what is the second node from the plant. second node from the top or the bottom or what im confused dont want to do this wrong. anyone know????
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:25 pm

seriously no one has heard of this?
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby cvlover » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:03 am

Cut just above the bottom flower node and you may get flowers or sometimes keiki (young plant). Make sure that you clean your scissor/knife with alcohol. Some people prefer to cut the stalk so plant will be more healthy and bloom next year.
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:26 am

so cut right above were the first flower came out close to the bottom? not sure what the NODE is ?
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby cvlover » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:41 pm

You can cut 1 inch above the second node. After cutting, a section of stalk may die so you don't have any node left. Cut 1 inch above the "LOWER" node which had flower.
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:13 pm

cool cus my plant had 2 stalks on it
should i feed it with orchid mix
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby MDSantos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:20 am

Hello.

I have several Phalaenopsis orchids, species and hybrids. I have NEVER cut a green spike, I have found at least with mine, that most of the time the spike won't die, and will branch off from the original spike and flower again. And blooming, branched Phalaenopsis orchids are gorgeous! Only one of my Phal's spikes, or stalks as you called them died down, and that was only half way. I cut with sharp sterilized scissors, and put ground cinnamon on the cut to prevent infection. Blooming takes a lot of energy, and it would be best to not "force" the plant to bloom, it will on it's own and will soon enough with the right conditions. I hope this helps!
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:39 am

thanks for the info
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby MDSantos » Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:14 am

Anytime! Orchids are addicting. How's yours growing?
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:18 pm

its growing with 2 stalks only i dont feed it fert. but idk the flowers fell off the stalks so i cut them as told in this post
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby MDSantos » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:39 am

That's normal. I know a lot of people suggest cutting them down, but I don't see the need with Phals. One of my Noids (No I.D.) stopped flowering, and after about a month they started to branch off. Have you checked the roots, and re-potted?
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Re: after orchid is done flowering? to get more blooms in 6w

Postby Dubstep13 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:02 am

no what do i look for?
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