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Epicattleya Rene Marques 'Flame Thrower' - can be pruned?!? Getting leggy.

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    Post Epicattleya Rene Marques 'Flame Thrower' - can be pruned?!? Getting leggy.

    My Epicattleya Rene Marques 'Flame Thrower' is getting very leggy. How should its growth be managed?

    I would never normally contemplate snipping an orchid, but will this plant just keep growing taller and leggier if I don't? What will happen if I snip a stem?

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    They do get leggy but without a picture its hard to say if the plant is unnaturally tall. It is in a very bright location?

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    It can grow quite tall and can produce a lot of keiki's. Picture can help

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    I agree, a picture is needed for the best answer.

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    You can remove old flower spikes, but the rest of the growth is still contributing to the well-being of the colony. I would not snip them at all.

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