Posted by Amy on August 12, 2003 at 21:28:42:
In Reply to: Phalenopsis flower stem posted by J. Brown on August 12, 2003 at 12:55:51:
Is the actual flower spike dead and dried out? Really regardless, after blooming from the same stem of a phal. 3x's, you should cut the stem off entirely. That many bloomings from one spike is draining the plant of necessary sugars and energy that it needs to grow leaves and roots. This will allow it to put on a more spectacular floral display for you next blooming season (likely a new spike will start for you in about 6 mos).
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