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Pruning Orchids

This is a discussion on Pruning Orchids within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hey guys! I'm new here and new to growing orchids. Mine, regrettably dropped its blooms ...

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    Hey guys! I'm new here and new to growing orchids. Mine, regrettably dropped its blooms not even a week after I bought it. I think it was a result of the low temp in the cooler it was kept in at the store. So I know you are supposed to prune the plant after the last bloom drops. How do I do this? When? If it will bloom again?

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    Welcome Emilee...

    We need to know what kind of orchid you have! Does it have a tag? Could you post a picture?

    That will help us all guide you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtequine View Post
    Welcome Emilee...

    We need to know what kind of orchid you have! Does it have a tag? Could you post a picture?

    That will help us all guide you in the right direction.
    Very true. Welcome.

    Cheers,
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    I think I have the Phalaenopsis. Can't tell from the blooms now that they have dropped. But I can post a pic of the plant if that will work. I think it needs to be repotted too. The roots are going crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilee View Post
    I think I have the Phalaenopsis. Can't tell from the blooms now that they have dropped. But I can post a pic of the plant if that will work. I think it needs to be repotted too. The roots are going crazy!
    Yes, that will help. Also check out the following links regarding Phal orchid or Phalaenopsis Orchids. I include a semi-hydro link for reference as well.


    What type of orchid do I have?


    Phal-a-normal: So What's A Phal Supposed to Look Like?

    Semi-Hydro: A Repotting Pictorial: Repotting a Phal

    Growing the Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid)

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
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