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New to orchids and have a question:)

This is a discussion on New to orchids and have a question:) within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello to all of you orchid experts. I received my very first orchid (Oncidium Tahoma ...

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    Default New to orchids and have a question:)

    Hello to all of you orchid experts.

    I received my very first orchid (Oncidium Tahoma Glacier) as a present about 1 month ago. Amazingly enough its still alive and doing quite well. My question is.. after the blooms have fallen off the shoot Im left with this really long single shoot.. Do I trim that back ? or leave it sticking up like a sore thumb?

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    Just my 2 cents worth....I only ever cut the spike when it becomes dry.....

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    ahh thanks.. there is about a 2 in brown part at the tip of the shoot.. so snipping it wont hurt the plant?

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    You can cut it off about one inch above where it leaves the plant. It will not hurt your plant. Welcome to our community.

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    Agree with Bruce, Oncidiums don't rebloom from the same spike so chop it off

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