When it’s happy, it will bloom for two or three months, take a few months off, bloom again and so on.
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What do you do with an orchid after the blooms fall off?
You can either leave the flower spike intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it completely. The flower spike should be removed at the base of the plant. If the existing stem starts to turn brown, this is the route to take.
You’ll need a sharp knife, a pair of scissors, and some patience. If you don’t have any of these tools, you can also use a garden shears to cut the stems back. Just make sure you’re careful not to damage the growing tips of your orchids.
Do orchids bloom again after flowers fall off?
Orchids bloom again after the flowers fall. After an orchid blooms, the old flowers fall off, leaving bare spikes in their place. The plant can put more energy into the new flower if it is cut off the old flower spike.
Orchid blooms can last up to a year, depending on the type of plant and weather conditions. However, if you live in an area that receives less than average rainfall, then you may not see as many flowers as you would like.
How often should you water an orchid?
When the mix gets dry, it is a good idea to water once per 7 days. The root rot, crown rot, and other over watering problems can be caused by too much watering.
Where should I put my orchid in my house?
The best place to grow orchids is either south or east facing windows. The west windows are too hot and the northern windows are too dark. If you can’t find a good location for your orchids, then placing them under artificial lights is the last resort.
Will an orchid Rebloom on same stem?
Let’s talk about the Phalaenopsis orchid or moth orchid, the one you likely got from the grocery store. This is the only orchid that will rebloom on the same stalk. The orchids will bloom again, but not from the same stalks. The orchids can be trimmed at the base of the stem to make room for the new growth.
Well, it depends on what you want to do with it. If you’re going to grow it as a houseplant, you’ll need to know how to care for it properly. You can read more about that in my article on houseplants.
But for now, let’s just that it’s a good idea to keep it in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. It’s also important that you don’t let it get too hot or too cold, or it will start to wilt and die. And, of course, keep the soil moist and well-drained.
How do I grow a new spike in my orchid?
To get a new orchid flower spike, place the plant in an area with a lower room temp — about 55–65°F at night should do it. It’s possible to place your orchid in a window away from the heating source. The best time to get new flower spikes is in the winter when our homes and windows are cooler than the day.