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Cut flower stalk to get more blooms on Phal?

Posted by bill_ri_z6b (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 12, 12 at 11:05

I have no idea about this, so any info is welcome. I recently bought a nice yellow Phalaenopsis with two nice bloom stalks. Nothing fancy, in fact a Walmart $9.99 special, but it's got a pretty flower and very healthy. The flowers have faded and just fallen off. I'm wondering if I cut the spent flower stalks back part way, will this encourage more buds to form on the old stalks? Or do I just have to wait until next year for totally new ones to start?


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RE: Cut flower stalk to get more blooms on Phal?

Bill, typical advice to new growers is to cut down to a node which you might do for some of the species or primary hybrids. Link to FAQ at end of post.

My Phal flowering after being cut to a node
Phalaenopsis Unknown

Phal. Grown by windowsill grower. Previous year's flowering stem cut at base.
Phalaenopsis Unknown

Here is a link that might be useful: Old FAQ

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