Don’t throw out that old orchid, after the flowers are gone. Phalaenopsis orchids can make new branches from their flower stems / spikes and re-bloom in a short space of time, given the right conditions. When these orchids are happy, they can bloom almost the whole year round. I have read of some species Phalaenopsis on the orchid forums, that actually bloom for years on the same stem. Our common ones from garden centres and supermarkets can also keep going for a long time.
As long as the plant is healthy and the bare stems are green, there is always a chance that the orchid can re-bloom. This mini Phalaenopsis is making new buds & branches, after the flowers faded and fell off a couple of months ago. I also needed to urgently repot it. See the video to find out why:
If the orchid stems are brown and dry, you should cut them and allow the plant to make new stems. These are usually initiated in the winter.
In today’s video, I share my tips for getting your Phalaenopsis orchids (also known as moth orchids) to bloom again from their old stems. Try these tips & share your progress.
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