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Pruning Dendrobium/Phal

This is a discussion on Pruning Dendrobium/Phal within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi Folks, this is the only Den/ Phal I have. I have never seen a ...

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    Hi Folks, this is the only Den/Phal I have. I have never seen a stem come from the crown like this. It is post bloom. If I cut it how do more leaves grow? Would appreciate your insights on this one!

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    This is called a terminal spike and Phal won't grow or flower anymore from this plant but would produce a baby plant next to it or from the spike and would continue its heredity. Though this is not usual, many of us had seen a behavior like this.

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    Don't cut it. As Sriram said, look for a new plant to sprout. Let it grow and form roots then you can decide to separate them or not.

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    For clarification, that is a hybrid in the genus phalaenopsis, not a Dendrobium phalaenopsis.

    Personally, I'd just leave it as-is, as the green spike and leaf tissue are all photosynthsizing and contributing to the well being of the plant.

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    I would agree with all that has been said above!

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    Thanks everyone for the quick replies! Excited that it might grow a new plant (I'm soo easy to please when it comes to orchids - New Leaf WOO HOO!). Thanks also for clarifying that it is a hybrid. It's a grocery store rescue and is an NOID. I had seen some Den/Phal pics and assumed that must be it. Here's what the flowers look like. Also, it does have the more common spike that grows from between leaves, so maybe that one will flower again? The plant has gotten pretty healthy vs when I first bought it.Name:  PhalHybrid.jpg
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    Hybrids in the Den. phalaenopsis are so named because the flowers look a lot like those of phalaenopsis. Here's an example:

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