Q. Once a Phalaenopsis orchid completes blooming, do I cut the stalk?

Answer

Yes, cut the stalk with a sterile sharp cutting tool. Cut all the way down where the stalk originates, as close as possible. This technique will give the plant a rest and help force new healthy flowers for the next growing season.

 

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Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service

  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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