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New Bloom with Dying Branch- What To Do?

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    Default New Bloom with Dying Branch- What To Do?

    Hello Folks,

    this is my first post.

    After a long stretch, my orchid has finally started to rebloom. Unfortunately, the old, main branch, is starting to die and turn yellow and it close to reaching the new branch where the flowers have begun to bloom.

    I have no idea what to do and am worried about the decay of the old branch affecting the new bloom.

    Sorry about my terminology as I am totally new at this.

    I'm wondering what should I do to keep my orchid alive? Should I cut the branch? If so, where?

    Thanks in advance
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    Hi, Rooster.
    I would use a sterile tool (scissors, new single edge razor, etc.) to slice off the part of the spike that is dying back and sprinkle the wound with some cinnamon.
    That should take care of it.
    Let us know.
    Remo

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    Quote Originally Posted by remo View Post
    Hi, Rooster.
    I would use a sterile tool (scissors, new single edge razor, etc.) to slice off the part of the spike that is dying back and sprinkle the wound with some cinnamon.
    That should take care of it.
    Let us know.
    Remo
    Thanks so much! I will do that! Will post the results!

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    Remo is correct, and you can also use sulphur powder on the cut ( I do ) with the same results. And, congratulations on getting it to re-bloom! I think that you're doin well! Betty :-)

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    Thanks so much guys!

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    How did it go, Rooster? I hope all is good with the spike now.

    cheers,
    BD

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