Phalaenopsis Iris with broken stem

mindy5792May 18, 2010

I received a small Phalaenopsis iris. My daughter bent/broke the stem about 2 inches below the flower and now it's dying.

Should I cut or snap the stem? If so, where? Will it grow back?

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I received a small Phalaenopsis iris.
I am not familiar with a Phalaenopsis iris. Per Wikipedia, "Phalaenopsis Blume (1825), abbreviated Phal in the horticultural trade,[1] is an orchid genus of approximately 60 species."

You might try searching or asking at the forum linked below.

Sue

Here is a link that might be useful: Orchid Forum

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 9:52AM
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Nancy zone 6

If it is an orchid, cut it back underneath the flower, or in this case I would cut it back to the green. It might shoot out new blooms in a month or 2. If it doesn't flower or the flower spike browns completely, cut it all back to the base of the plant.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 10:55AM
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