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3 blooms left on my Dendrobium orchid

This is a discussion on 3 blooms left on my Dendrobium orchid within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; When blooms finish should I cut back stem....

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    Default 3 blooms left on my Dendrobium orchid

    When blooms finish should I cut back stem.

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    Its all up to you, i usually just leave the spike till it dries and turn brown and then i just break it off. but if you decide to cut it off, cut it off as short as you can and make your to treat the wound with a fungicide or just put a little bit of cinnamon on the cut.

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    I used to cut mine...now I let them dry like Byron; above.

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    I used to cut mine as well while the spike is green... but then I read that there may be
    a chance that the plant may get infected with something... so now I just wait till the spike
    is all dried up and then cut it when Im not too lazy....

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    But don't cut back the cane - the tall thing with leaves, which the spike comes from ; at least not until its withered .

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    Thankyou all for your helpful advice.

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