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Old orchids in my trees

Posted by PYeknich none (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 7, 11 at 22:52

I have older orchids in my plumeria trees and am wondering if I should cut out the orchid stems that have already produces spikes and flowers (not just off the flower spikes). Will this promote more of the plant to many just keep producing further away from the original group...? I have ALL varieties.

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RE: Old orchids in my trees

I doubt that you have all varieties, but just say for example you have some "Cattleyas" you could cut the the Rhizome a few growths back from the newest growth to encourage growth in a different direction.

Plumeria is a good host in the right climate.

RE: Old orchids in my trees

I don't think he meant literally.

RE: Old orchids in my trees

How do know what he/she meant? This situation happens all the time at orchid shows and forums. All you can do is reply as best you can.

Newbie (at orchid show) i'm having trouble with my orchid.
ArthurM What sort of orchid do you have?
Newbie Its a yellow one!

RE: Old orchids in my trees

How does arthurm know that he doesn't have all varieties?

RE: Old orchids in my trees

Depends on what is meant by Varieties. Some numbers...
Some 30,000 orchid species, most of those "botanicals"
Number of Orchid Hybrids registered by the Royal Horticultural Society. Maybe
I have about 1000 orchids and i would never say that i have all varieties.
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