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Angraecum flower stalk - to cut / not?

This is a discussion on Angraecum flower stalk - to cut / not? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi there I've got an angraecum that didn't flower for 5 years & this year ...

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    Hi there

    I've got an angraecum that didn't flower for 5 years & this year she gave the most beautiful flowers and it lasted for 3 months!

    Now that the last flower is off, I am wondering: the flower stalk is still very green & healthy-looking.. should I cut it or not? Is there a chance of something coming from the flower stalk - like a baby Angraecum (I WISH!) or something else?

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    The flowers stalk (Spike) will eventually turn brown and dry. You can cut it off. Keikies will typically grow at the base of the plant. If you cut the spike off while green, seal the cut to prevent infection. I prefer to wait until it turns brown before removing it.

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    Thanks! Appreciate your feedback.
    Will wait for it to brown then before cutting.

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