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 4 of 4

Thread: Question - phal stem branching

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2019

    Default Question - phal stem branching

    Can anyone tell me why my phalenopsis is branching like crazy?? I've never seen it do this

    Background : blooms diligently twice a year and the last few years ive been getting two stems each bloom. This year the first strm got snapped off and i left it long to see maybe if i could grow a keiki. Now the second stem is growing but it started branching out like crazy, normally I get one or two but i think there's 7?? And there's branches on the broken stem as well.

    What's going on? Is it a surplus of stored energy since the first stem was broken? Should I cut the stems?
    it looks coo coo bananas 😜
    Posted via Mobile Device

  2. #2
    Real Name
    Geoff Hands
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya ?
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    England, South coast.
    Member's Country Flag


    It’s not the plant which is branching, just the flower spike. It is natural, and good...
    most phallies in cultivation are hybrids bred from several different species. Most of the large flowered species will produce branches if grown very well, but the hybrids generally need to be grown very, very well to do this.
    Give yourself a pat on the back.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2019


    I envy you and the blooms you will have. I am still in the beginner stage and am patient with my plant growth.

  4. #4
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Member's Country Flag


    It is branching because of your great culture! Bravo!


Similar Threads

  1. Sticky rust-colored secretion on Phal. stem
    By Natalie_rose in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 2nd, 2015, 07:33 AM
  2. Tall Phal with keikis from the main stem
    By King Kjeldz in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: August 19th, 2012, 02:48 AM
  3. Phal Dry stem but green leaves??
    By Benitezn09 in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: October 15th, 2011, 03:47 AM
  4. Does Phal have stem rot?
    By sewcrazy64 in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 21st, 2011, 12:17 AM
  5. Leaf growth at Phal stem base
    By JoeW in forum **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2009, 01:37 PM

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.