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Is it normal for an orchid to lose its flowers?
Last Updated: 29th June, 2020
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Hereof, what do you do with an orchid when the flowers fall off?
After the flowers drop from the orchid you have three choices: leave the flower spike (or stem) intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it entirely. Remove the flower spike entirely by clipping it off at the base of the plant. This is definitely the route to take if the existing stem starts to turn brown or yellow.
Subsequently, question is, how long do orchid flowers last? 60-120 days
Similarly one may ask, will my orchid bloom again?
When your orchid stops blooming and enters dormancy, don't worry, it is not dead. You can encourage your orchid to bloom again with just a little TLC. Phalaenopsis orchids rebloom on old spikes with a new stalk emerging from a triangular node along the stalk.
Where do you cut an orchid after the flowers fall off?
Follow these guidelines:
- For healthy, green spikes: Find a node under the lowest flower bloom. Trim 1 inch above that node.
- For unhealthy, brown spikes: Cut all the way back to the base of the plant.
- For double-spike orchids: Cut one spike at the base of the plant.