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Cutting Dend Spike

This is a discussion on Cutting Dend Spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So, my Dendrobium has completed its blooming, so I have this bare spike sticking up ...

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    Default Cutting Dend Spike

    So, my Dendrobium has completed its blooming, so I have this bare spike sticking up from the plant. My question is, Where do I cut off the spike? I know on phals you can encourage a new branch to form by cutting two or three node up from the base. Does the same go for Dendrobiums? Or should I just cut close to the base of the plant?

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    You would want to cut it right at its base where it originates. Dendrobiums will not rebloom from a spent spike (that I've ever heard of).

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