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It has bloomed several times since I have had it. Make sure it’s potted in a pot with a drainage hole and only water when it’s VERY dry. Should I trim the yellowing tips or will it not affect the nodes? ….in one of the stems. I read once there are a few out there like this. Many thanks I wait for the blooms to fall, then wait for the stem to turn brown (it never does) and the next day it’s already blooming again. Use a pair of sharp pruning shears to cut off the stem just below the lowest bloom and just above the nearest node (the joint or swollen area on the stem that produces new flowers). It will turn brown and it will be pretty obvious that this stem is done blooming and that its dead. Leave it in the inner pot. I do that sometimes with new orchids because they have already been moved around a lot and have been through a lot of changes and I don’t want to ad to that. And A LOT of places sell orchids in pots with no drainage which exacerbates all the problems stated above because the roots are basically trapped in water and begin to rot (even though the blooms may look beautiful at the time). I have an orchid plant with its initial shoot that has already given off two new shoots after the flowers dropped. Thank you! It dropped flowers once but then immediately started forming new buds on that flower stalk and sent up a second one a few weeks later. The leaves look like they’re not getting enough water! (It has two stems, the other still has 4 blossoms at the middle and bottom of it, but the top of that one has started to brown as well.) Wait to cut the stem back on the second one till the blooms fall. she doesn’t do a thing with them and they are flourishing. It really only had 2 big leaves and 1 small but a week after cutting the steam they have turned completely yellow and are starting to fall off. If not then you should water it this way and only when dry, I don’t want to be rude or disrespectful to the person who writes this blog, but I have several issues with some things she recommends. It’s really up to you but I like to cut them back after they have bloomed so it transfers energy to the plant. I always use this option because I am looking for a fuller bloom in the coming year. It looks very healthy and has been blooming now for around a month and a half but I just noticed last week it’s starting to grow new stem pieces off of the spike. The tip of a flower spike will also have a flatter, irregular appearance, which looks a little like a tiny mitten. Determine the species of your orchid. Thanks! Is it place in bright but indirect light? I do see a lot of dead or yucky black dried roots, I am not sure how to proceed with those. It blooms beautifully and has sprouted some new leaves along the way BUT it has some old very dry wrinkly leaves as well. All the blooms have fallen, but the stem still looks dark green and has never changed color. Thanks for the compliment and I completely understand being a newbie – I had no idea what I was doing six years ago and couldn’t find anything helpful for beginners. Hi Hannah. This started happening before I cut back the stem this year. Either way your orchid produced a baby orchid called a “keiki” here is my link on that…, Keiki Charlie. It may not have the energy to bloom again or it could. You don’t need to repot it again so soon. In the mean time…, No Drainage Tip. Is there any way I can get rid of or cut off the unsightly ones. Should I repot it after I clip the stem down? Can you send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com? They can grow from higher up on the stem or can emerge from the potting media. Should I cut this one down or leave until the two remaining flowers fall please. Just watched video on cutting back dying stem to new growth node. My orchids have all thrived (after many years of attention). I repot my orchids after I first get them (because I don’t like the pots and the mix they are sold in) and the blooms fall off. How do I send or post pictures regarding my plant? Best of luck, Good afternoon, I watched​ your video and my plant is due to be cut back. Read the post on my blog, “read this first.” It should be at the top and also my one on watering. I can almost watch it grow. You want to cut the stems down to the base, Hi hannah thanks for your reply is that at the first node bit I cut to then? This is a stem, correct!?! HI, I love your page, no wonder why I’ve killed 2 of my orchids already…I was doing everything wrong I just cut the stems on my new one and repotted…the roots were rotting…hopefully I can keep this one alive…. I cut back as advised and my orchid now has a long new stem with a few buds on it . Natural schedules of orchids – they typically bloom in the fall. Pull your orchid up and out of its pot and look at the roots to see if any of them appear to be dead. Sometimes new buds will emerge on the stem, sometimes they won't. The blooms falling off pretty soon can be normal…. Let air-dry for a moment, and then wipe off any excess water left behind. I would cut the bloom stem down to the base once the blooms all fall off because when it blooms again (sends up a new spike) it will be from an entirely different spot on the orchid. I’m so excited that my patience paid off . Also, I was wondering if it is important to trim around the “nodes”? This is extremely hard to cure and common during dormancy because people overwater. Option #2 – Cut it back right below the brown part of the stem. Any advice/help you can offer be greatly appreciated as this plant has been doing very well for a year now and has flowered three times since I was given the orchid. About 5 months ago I noticed what looked like a tiny strand of grass next to my largest one after a while it grew so I looked it up and turns out it had had a ‘baby’. Is it potted in a lot with a drainage hole? It was very helpful. I cut mine as close to the base as possible without clipping anything else. Now a month or so after cutting, I have new roots appearing and two new flower shoots growing from the lower nodes of the remaining spike. But the people who say to wait till they are growing out of their pots – I would disagree a bit. Will my flowers bloom? Orchid’s Stem Turning Red, Yellow, or Brown. many thanks Nicola , Any chance you could send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. Charlie. I’m not real sure how to repot it yet but I will research it. Are there leaves growing off the stems? Answer: It really depends upon the type of orchid, and the severity of the damage. Is it potted in a pot with drainage holes? Depending on the issue, the orchid can be saved by re-potting, trimming off all the dead roots, cutting out leaves with spreading bacterial infection, relocating the plant, or by stimulating root growth. If it is brown and dried up, it is ready for pruning. . Will that stem still bloom sometime, or should I cut it off and wait for the next blooming season? Im not sure where to place them in my house. If your orchid has nodules on the flower stem, cut the stem 1/4 inch above one of the leaf-like bumps. So I cut my two stems back and I have watered like you said! Is it necessary to repot the Orchid? I didn’t cut those two in time and this year the plant only grew one stem. ushma. Grip the stem below the spent bloom and gently pull upward, taking the bloom with you. "Dead head" or prune any stems with dead flowers on healthy orchids. Watering https://myfirstorchid.com/2019/02/22/orchid-disaster/. Reply. Be sure to start this process while the orchid is in bud — that is, before these orchids are actually in flower — to ensure that the flowers are oriented correctly when they open. Now I don’t know if my plant is watered well or not. Thank you so much for the compliment! I’m too afraid to do anything that might hurt the plant. Is just me here answering questions:) I would love to help. Was it in flower/bloom when you repotted it? My leaves are a healthy green. In such a case, to make sure whether it is dead or not you need to check other signs like the roots and stem health. How to Remove a Dead Orchid Leaf. I don’t see that any roots are growing out of the pot, it has moss all around it. How should I cut this. We have had humid and damp weather the past 10 days and I had to rescue them by bringing them in from the garden. In case that the orchid is belonging to evergreen species that means the orchid most probably dead. Best of luck, So, thank you for that. LOL What to Do With Brown, Yellow or Dead Stems. A few phals will develop a spike, but then it turns brown and fails to develop buds. I guess I figure that the stem will eventually die anyway and I don’t want to wait and watch it slowly turn. When you purchase an orchid, keep the sales tag; the species and care information is invaluable. Thank you soo much for this post! Leave it in the inner pot. Orchids like being in clear pots with lots of airflow. Cindy H. Yes you can cut the non blooming one back – it won’t affect the other one. I am pleased to announce that I have a new shoot!! Your orchids need natural sunlight so they should be close to a window and make sure it’s potted in a pot with a drainage hole and only water when it’s VERY dry. Hi Hannah – I have been caring for my orchids using your advice and finally they seem to be turning a corner with new leaves and roots and even one with a new spike! I am not an expert but I would assume it would be eaten by other wildlife and also naturally decompose. My orcharids have fallen off I have cut them .I really don’t know is it right I love them and tslk to them.i will send a pick please advice. The blooms have all fallen off now but the stem went all dried up with the little petals on it looking dry too. For now: Hello what soil would be the best for orchids, http://repotme.com/orchid-mix/index.html?no_redirect=true, Sphagnum Moss I would not cut the bigger stem off until all the blooms fall off. Aerial Roots Thank you again so very much for saving my darling plant and easing and educating my mind that I can and am properly caring for my orchid. How to water Repotting shocks an orchid and can hurt its blooms if done while it’s in bloom. Is that what you mean? When the last flower fades, you can leave the spike (stem) on and it will still continue flowering but the stem gets very ungainly and the flowers get smaller. Wow that is awesome!! It is so helpful for a beginner, like me! I have had a miniature orchid for several years and the latest stem has 8 blooms but I’ve never cut them back and it is way too tall now. Should I cut it? I would just wait till all the blooms fall off and cut it back to the base but you can cut the brown part off if you like now. And I know your preference is to cut them all the way down, but I so love the blooms and Would love to see if I can get a second bloom. It looks like black wood chips as the material instead of soil. I guess I’m just not sure where to cut it back to if I want to see if the current spike will grow a new spike. The stem has never regrown in the least but the leaves sprouted out another beautiful big leaf and it’s now been 5 months with 3 beautiful healthy leaves but no stem. What should I use for the soil to repot? Before deciding that your orchid is dead and throwing it away. : I love orchids! Thank you. I have cut one stem all the way back and used the cinnomon as suggested. I’ll email you a photo. Sometimes a little earlier. I was looking for the exact thing since few day . With degrees in fine and commercial art and Spanish, Ruth de Jauregui is an old-school graphic artist, book designer and published author. I was worried my poor little plant was dying. Rotted roots are easily identified because they are brown, mushy and … Could I upload you a picture . So you would probably want to wait unless it’s rotting. If you dont mind I will send a picture of my orchid…just wanted to know what I can do about my orchid if it is experiencing a bud blast on one of the spikes. Most likely it bloom again with one stem. So my question is since I’ve already repotted it like 3 weeks ago would I need to do that again when my blooms fall off? And make sure you are watering it correctly. Or you can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. I have managed to pull that off by mistake and now there’s a hole in my plant from where it snapped. But looking dead and being dead are two different things when it comes to these amazing survivor plants, and you shouldn't give up hope just because your orchids lose their petals and leaves and their stems dry into ropy tangles. My orchid has a brown flowering stem. I would assume growers pump them with growth hormones and/or it was a VERY well established orchid but if you got it from a local store then the first option is most likely. I have links on the blog on all of the above subjects if you need to look at those. Should I be repotting it or at least cleaning it up & keeping in same pot? It won’t hurt it. And how big of a pot should I get for it? Thanks so much for any advice you can give. https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/20/fertilizing-your-new-orchid/, Let me know if you have further questions:). How to Tell If Your Orchid Is Alive or Dead 1 – Look at the Roots and Crown. Hi, Hannah! You can repot it now or wait a year till the next bloom season is over. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/orchid-leaves-turning-yellow/. One you initially repot them from their “death sentence” then you don’t need to repot then again for quite sometime. Fertilizer – definitely helps but is not totally essential for orchids to rebloom. I’d like to send a picture of my orchid to show what it looks like to see if my orchid is okay. What went wrong? It was indeed informative . The edges of the dead flower are always brownish. https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/how-to-make-a-humidity-tray/. It took roughly 5 months to grow a new spike and bloom. If you don’t have this then that’s ok. Let me know if you have further questions. Do I cut of the flower and stem? It stayed this way for no more than about 8 days and then all the flowers dried up and fell off. How often should I water them? It needs natural light – this could be the problem. I have a lot of them and their stems normally are green until the flowers fall and then they turn brown. View our privacy policy and terms of use. I accidentally killed the first orchid I purchased in Jan (no drainage so I tried repotting after the blooms fell, root rot abounds) so I’m very nervous about cutting the stems on my two surviving (thriving?) Yes. I am just worried the change might upset the new shoot. I’ll send pic later, thanks!! Is it dry before you water it? Cutting their stems all the way back helps to because then they can concrete on growing new leaves. The ant business is a problem though. It has been so cold here in the Midwest – 17 degrees currently without the windchill. You can Google “how to grow orchids from seed” and it’s the second one. How are watering it and is it back in “indirect” sunlight (like in a window)? I have a beautiful new leaf growing! https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/basal-keikibaby-orchid/, The stem will stay green and healthy as long as the keiki is there. You never want to cut off leaves unless they are rotting and dying. The only reason I would repot is if you put it a huge container. I’m trying to gobble up as much info on this cute species as possible (smells a little citrus-y, so CUTE). Some of mine took a few years to bloom especially the ones that were not taken care of before I got them. Thank you so much for this blog post! It looks like there were a couple new spikes that branched off the main one in the past. I have only ever seen two. Help???? Root rot is a problem for many orchid owners. Other orchid types can be different. Hi, Pink Elephant! Thank you so much in advance! When your orchid looses it blooms you can repot it after to make sure all the pest are gone. I cut my stems back when the last flower drops off. I want to keep my plant and learn how to take care of them. The pot does have drainage holes and slits down the sides too. Thanks for any advice! When it grows a new stem (probably next year) it will grow from an entirely different spot. It bloomed fine but i didn’t know i was meant to cut back the stem after the flowers had fallen, so now i have a stem with new leaves growing from the top of the stem. Can anyone tell me what this is? Sleeping Orchids. I’ve talked to an orchid grower who said she’s tried it twice successfully and once unsuccessfully. A few days later it has gotten worse and the top of the spike is getting shriveled and more brown, however whenever I try to bend it to see if it is dried up it seems firm. The one long stem had beautiful bloom’s on it but after about a monththe bloom’s fell completely off and after the long stem begin turning yellow, then brownish I completely had to cut it down to the base. Flowers are falling off. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/orchid-health-bugs/, Brilliant advice, thank you. Then in 2015 the flowers didn’t want to fall off. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/orchid-disaster/. Distinguishing Between an Orchid Flower Spike and a Root. It sounds beautiful!! I will definitely cut the stem back now, but do you think that delay may affect the plant growing a new spike? Especially since you have a WHOLE bunch of orchids you can make hybrids of your own! Do recyclers such as carrion consumers, fungi, bacteria, etc. “Most times an orchids blooms falling early can be normal as shown here…, Orchid blooms falling off naturally My orchid is having 2 keiki’s on its stem. I’m new and in my first year of growing orchids and have a question. There’s a root growing out of the only drainage hole in the bottom, and is actually growing in a way that it’s basically dividing itself in half on the plastic. Flowered like nobody’s business this spring. I began to believe that orchads were indeed just too delicate for me to care for. I left the plant alone and now new buds are growing off the tips of both these shoots. Orchids In Water Indoor Orchids Orchids Garden Indoor Flowers Roses Garden Fruit Garden Orchid Plant Care Phalaenopsis Orchid Care Dendrobium Orchids. You can always send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. My Orchid lost it blooms in feb, It since has grown 2-3 big leaves and now notice it growing off the old spikes with buds. A small one, the full name starts with a “P” and it’s long and I don’t know who to pronounce it! “What can I do to get it to grow new stems and to get it to re-bloom? Here is my post on that…, I cut my orchid down to the too the base from now all I have is green leafs after it bloomed. If you don’t ever cut them nothing will really happened. How many months has it been on bloom. Phals liked to be potted snug. If your orchid is fairly young, you want to encourage it to grow bigger roots and blooms. That is wonderful!! http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/root-rot/. I think I had a typo there…. Wish me luck! Is it good? One shoot is trying brown both shoots It is now just dropping some of the blooms. However, they will eventually fade. Is it potted in a good plastic pot with lots of drainage holes? Is there a way you can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com? What type of orchid is it? . Does it have a drainage hole? I have a orchid straight from the florist, it’s blooms died and I cut the steam. Cattleya Orchids. I plan to let it keep growing — should I expect a smaller bloom? Very sad. Can you send me a picture with this comment to myfirstorchid@gmail.com? When the last flower was shriveling up, it started turning brown So I guess some spikes are brown and turn (…could be anything) colour and some spikes are green and turn brown. I’m afraid if the brown goes down too low my orchids nodes will become victims and die, too. I did not know about the repotting so I will look around for the mix so I will be ready for that step. I cut the stem at the second nod but now the stem left is going brown…..what should I do now ????? If that is the the case it may be potted in a pot without drainage? Must I cut the leaves or leave it. Hunker may earn compensation through affiliate links in this story. Roots are looking quite brown and unhealthy. I think this happened because I moved the plant to make room for our Christmas tree. When and where do I cut it to make it rebloom again? Thank you! Do you cut off dead orchid stems as well as how to cut the stems? I saw your blog on cutting back the spike after ALL the buds have fallen off…but not sure what to do in the interim time with 1-off wilting buds. I will repot to freshen everything up but do you have suggestions, is something wrong. I cut them back to the base. And I know this sounds dumb but are you sure they are ants? You can always send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com but I would cut in between the offshoot and main stem. It is in the same pot and it does have drainage holes. Dead is dead. The taller spike had a second stem growing off it which has competely browned off while the top is still a normal colour and the shorter spike only had the one stem and has completely browned off… My question is, should I cut both back down to the base now or just the shorter spike? Thanks. I got my orchid back in September and it went into the resting phase around January, but I never cut back the stems starting to turn yellow, and did not re pot. Would it hurt to actually water it? My question is, do you think I should cut both stems off? Great post and even greater that you reply to comments! By cutting the shoot back entirely it allows the plant to gather more energy for a greater bloom next year. basically you push your finger or a wooden stick/pencil down into the soil and check for moisture. Hello Hannah, Thank you so much, I have just inherited an orchid that has multiple blooms is about 3-4 years old. I keep wooden skewers in my pots to show how wet the medium is. Now I have the branches with a couple of buds on that haven’t done anything for a couple of months now and I’m not sure what to do?! one of the stems is still in full bloom but one branch is done. I cut back each stem as I followed the video you have . What do I need to do? I guess my goal is to produce bigger and healthier blooms for the following year instead of growing babies. It was probably suffering from being overwatered and then transported to a store with no natural light. I’m assuming with this new growth that the flowers will start to die soon? After all the orchid flowers have all fallen off, you have 3 main options to get your Phalaenopsis to flower again. Or should I wait til the blooms all fall off of the second stem too, and then cut both stems back at the same time? Leave it alone or cut the stem off above the node that is producing a leaf? Sorry if it sounds rude, I don’t mean to. When it blooms again it will bloom from an entirely different spot. My Mom was given an orchid when she was in the hospital. I have never seen this before as I have only ever bought them from the shop so this is all new to me. If the stem is still green and flexible, I'd leave it. I waited for the spikes to yellow, but they never did. Use orchid mix that is specific to your orchid and pot it up one size – orchids like to be snug. You can always send me a picture of it at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. When it blooms again next year the bloom shoot will be from an entirely different spot. All of them are actually current and up to date. Then sprinkle cinnamon, yes the natural stuff in your cabinet, on it to help it fight off bacteria. Is there a specific amount of space I should cut back to? Good Afternoon! Now, I have new growth on every branch, including buds, and a couple new branches. Thank you for your help! I am so excited for you and best of luck, I know this is an old post…but it has been very helpful to me Thank You for sharing . I like to cut my stems down the base once they are done blooming because the orchid will no longer give any energy to the existing bloom spikes (the green part) and thus transfer it’s energy to growing new leaves and new roots in preparation for next years bloom spike. But sometimes I feel like it isn’t getting enough water. My orchid has 4 very green and healthy leaves down at the base. I understand wanting to save an orchid I have many that were given to me for a special occasion that I am quite attached too. "Dead head" or prune any stems with dead flowers on healthy orchids. I googled for help and found your blog. Again, I mean not disrespect. However, hasn’t turned to a dead, dry paler brown like its two flower stems did last year. Prune Phalaenopsis orchids as soon as the flower wilts, cutting just above the second node. 1. PLEASE help, will the stem ever grow back and rebloom ?? Orchid aerial roots are roots which grow outside of the potting media. Meaning I water them when they get very dry. Your website is fantastic, everything I need to know to care for my precious orchid… I have recently bought my mum an orchid and have just recommended this site to her as I’m pretty sure she’s convinced she will kill it lol! N, Fertilizer Is it predated? I love flowers but orchids are so hard for me to grow. FYI: Many times when we get orchids into our homes that were mistreated before we got them. You can send me a picture of the leaves at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. A dead flower has a spike that’s drooping and is discolored. Hello Hannah, Now most of the flowers have fallen off, but the stem is still green. I was wondering if you can advise me please. HeHe). http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/orchid-disaster/. That is normal and you will want to cut the stem down to the base. I also don’t wait for my orchid stems to turn brown. Let's face the bitter truth directly here: if your orchid is truly dead, you won't be able to revive it no matter how many experts tips you get. If you could answer it that would be great. I also have a older orchid which I think is all roots and leaves but it has a lot of roots up top. I bought a beautiful orchid a few weeks ago. Well, I managed to keep it alive and then all the blooms dried out and fell off slowly, which seemed normal. The when it did fall I saw new shoots so I assumed more flowers, but no it leaves. Even though your orchid has dropped its leaves (and this behavior is normal for its species) you need to know if it’s still alive. I water both orchids on a 10-day rotation. Ur Video and article has helped me in taking care of my orchid . Should i send a picture it may help.? The stems turning colors. You never want to repot an orchid while its in bloom. That is totally normal. Is it safe to cut the stem now or should I really wait for it to turn brown? The plany/leaves are growing get new leaves but no flower and no new spike. Lastly, you mentioned that forced orchids take a year to get back to their natural bloom cycle so am I correct not to expect a bloom until Fall 2016 since I bought it in June? The whole stem will turn brown at some point but if you want to cut the part that is already dead you totally can. Where the brown meets the green but not into the green. Mine normally did not but this year I have three that have spiked twice in a year – which is new for me. One stem, flowers fell and I cut it back to the base, but whilst the other still has two flowers it has turned yellowbrown on the main stem for about 3 inches mid way, it is still green below and above including the current flowering offshoot. You want to cut off ONLY black mushy rotting roots. I repot it again and try to fertilize it. What great info! So your schedule would not be when it was forced to bloom but when it should naturally bloom. Any way you can send me a pic? It would take quite a while. I have a moth orchid that I got a couple of months ago. Very helpful! Thanks. I explain it more here…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/the-importance-in-potting-in-clear-pots/. This also helps transfer the orchids energy to growing new leaves and new roots. Surprised me to see that the roots are firm and white (they are visible or overgrowing so it definitely needs to be re-potted but I am nervous. I would like you to share more information with me regarding this. To save your orchid… I’m still keeping it because the leaves are huge, beautiful and alive. Although I haven’t tried this yet, yours was the only site that had a picture of my browning orchid, and I will surely give this a go! I’d like some advice and an opinion please and thank you !! As shown here…, Here is a general overview of why your orchid is not blooming – look at the “Maybe it is the Season” part…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/my-orchid-wont-bloom/. For some unknown reason I have success with orchids. Wish I could attach a picture. If the stem is soft and rotting, trim down to the still-living green stem. Either way, the orchid will eventually throw up a new stem. I have a orchid that I got last year and it bloomed perfectly and then started growing new branches that started to produce new buds earlier in the year. Im just afraid I repotted too soon and will never see flowers again. Clip off all black, dead and mushy roots when you repot it. 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