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    Default Whatís this bulb on my bloomed orchid?

    Hello!

    I bought this orchid a while back and I believe itís coming near the end of its bloom because one flower has already started to wilt. Thereís this tiny bulb at the end of the branch thatís been there since I bought it or for at least a while. (I havenít noticed it until recently) it hasnít grown or shown any signs of it. But I was wondering if I should cut the spike off after the flowers fall or not because, I donít want to cut the spike off if the bulb would sprout eventually and be another branch and flower again. Thanks!
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    If the flowers have fallen off, cut the bloom spike back below the second notch from the base of the plant. If it is going to branch and bloom again it will do so from there. If the bloom spike turns brown, you can cut it off about an inch above the plant. Just do not cut into the plant. You did not say, but I am assuming you have a phal orchid?

    cheers,
    BD

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