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What do do on spent flowers of this Epidendrum

This is a discussion on What do do on spent flowers of this Epidendrum within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; The current book i'm reading states that " It is not necessary to remove the ...

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    Default What do do on spent flowers of this Epidendrum

    The current book i'm reading states that " It is not necessary to remove the flowered tip of exhanusted flower spikes as these frequently produce secondary flowerings spurs rather than shoots which grow from the medium or lower of these stems" - (Expanding your orchind collection, J.N.Rentoul )

    So I'm confused once the flowers fade and drop off I don't cut the stalk but where will the flowers come from againg? The apex?? Anyone here can explain ?
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    When the bloom is "Spent" cut it off just above a node anywhere along the stem. Another flowering stem or a keiki will start there.

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    What Angela describes is exactly what happened to mine. I have a second blooming now.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    What Angela describes is exactly what happened to mine. I have a second blooming now.

    cheers,
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    Can you please show me where a node would be on these Epi as they are not prominent as Phals perhaps include a picture of your current second bloom Epi - Cheers

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    Great advice from Angela.

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    Default Nodes, keiki, and flower on Epi. stem

    Can't boast about the photography, but I hope this gives you some idea.
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    The papery sheath that wraps around the spike (shown in your picture) begins at a node, but I'm not sure you actually need to cut the spike. I leave mine alone until something turns brown and dries out, which is usually just the topmost section where the blooms were attached.

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    Yes thank you it explains it well. I will leave the spent flowers and not cut it back and observe for second blooms. Extrodinary I thought Epis only produce one flush of flowers now they are on my favourite list

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    Quote Originally Posted by jai_star View Post
    Can you please show me where a node would be on these Epi as they are not prominent as Phals perhaps include a picture of your current second bloom Epi - Cheers
    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Can't boast about the photography, but I hope this gives you some idea.
    Thanks Angela!

    cheers,
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