Re: First Orchid

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Posted by TomR on June 28, 2003 at 06:15:19:

In Reply to: First Orchid posted by melissa on June 15, 2003 at 20:52:40:

: My first orchid is a white Phalaenopsis and it had 9 blooms on a thin stem (spike?). It lost all its blooms and the spike turned yellow but is still hanging on. Should that be cut back? There are two "stalks" and one baby stalk sprouting up - which seems to be thriving. It is in a small 4" plastic pot. Is it time to repot because of the new stalk? This one won't loose its leaves, right?

Hi Melissa - IF the spike has yellowed it's dead and you can cut it off about an inch up from the bottom. Unless the roots are REALLY crowded in the pot I wouldn't repot yet. Tom

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