Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 3 of 3

cutting my stem

This is a discussion on cutting my stem within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, My spider orchid prematurely dropped its blooms, presumably because it was moved to ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    nabakov5's Avatar
    nabakov5 is offline Cecilia, You're Breakin' my Heart.....
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, Paphs, Brassia BABY!!
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Boone, North Carolina

    Default cutting my stem

    Hi everyone,
    My spider orchid prematurely dropped its blooms, presumably because it was moved to a new enviornment pretty ubruptly. anyway, I was wondering how i should cut the stem back. I know with a phal I can cut it halfway down and hope for new growth. Any hope of that with this one?
    Name:  spider_L.jpg
Views: 587
Size:  29.3 KB
    this isn't a pic of my actual plant, rather i yanked it from the web.
    thanks for your help.

  2. #2
    Piper's Avatar
    Piper is offline Hangs
    Join Date
    Dec 2004


    Nope! (Sorry!)

    If this is the plant you have, it's an Odontobrassia (Odbrs.) Kenneth Bivin. It's a cross of an Ondontoglossum and a Brassia (aka, spider orchid) and comes under the Oncidium Alliance. Phals sometimes rebloom on a recent spike. Other genera can, as well, but are less common. Oncidiums don't. You'll just have to treat this guy lovingly and wait till next year.

    For what it's worth, I purhcased my Odbrs. Kenneth Bivin in bloom with a single spike and the next year it put up two huge spikes! It grows like a weed.

    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Tikva's Avatar
    Tikva is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006


    This makes me wonder - my Celtic Frost (Masdevalia) dropped it's 3 tiny little flowers. I was concerned it was dying but it could just have been the shock of the move from a professional grower to a newbie orchid lover... the stems / stalks? are so thin and tiny. I was just reading today about trimming some back, but not sure it applies to my mini orchid...
    Should I trim them? Where? Or just leave them alone?

Similar Threads

  1. Cutting the Inflorescence
    By douglas in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: December 19th, 2009, 06:35 PM
  2. Stem rot
    By lansrose in forum Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 9th, 2008, 05:03 AM
  3. Cattleya-cutting
    By Aleksa in forum Genus Specific
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: September 11th, 2007, 01:27 PM
  4. How do you know if there's mold in the stem?
    By Tikva in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: June 9th, 2006, 03:41 PM
  5. cutting inflorescence
    By Cinderella in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: August 12th, 2004, 08:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.