Her work has appeared in health, medical and scientific publications such as Endocrinology and Journal of Cell Biology. Orchid beginners guide www.myfirstorchid.com - #7 top orchid blogs in the world! Hi Hannah, I’m really new with taking care of flowers and this was my favorite one so far. If it is a keiki then you want to follow the instructions on that link. So I think I should repot but should I do something to get the roots back into the orchid soil? The stems are nice & green too except for the top few inches which are now brown. Do you have any insight as for how to care for this double-spike orchid? Im not sure where to place them in my house. Cindy H. Yes you can cut the non blooming one back – it won’t affect the other one. Wish me luck!!! I have just been given one with brown leaves but two flower stems with what looks like new leaves spouting from nodes. Now I don’t know if my plant is watered well or not. Is there a way you can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com? I bought an orchid with two spikes growing parallel. The plant sits near a space heater by the window, and I usually keep the room on the warmer side about 70-75 degrees in the winter. I’ve had this orchid for well over 5 years and I bought it from Tesco. Sorry for all the crazy questions:). The process of cutting off the roots is the same in all varieties. I noticed this morning that 2 of the three leaves are turning yellow and then fell off. Where the brown meets the green but not into the green. If that is the the case it may be potted in a pot without drainage? Is there a way you can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com? Awesome! I am unsure if the plant has died and I should separate it from the other two or if I just need to cut the stem down near the base? Leave it in the inner pot. Can anyone tell me what this is? A small one, the full name starts with a “P” and it’s long and I don’t know who to pronounce it! What is the next step to help this orchid survive? That is wonderful! You can send me a pic at myfirstorchid@gmail.com and I take a look. Also, out of curiosity, what would happen if I just left it with the stems cut only at the brown part, leaving the green stem? I have links on the blog on all of the above subjects if you need to look at those. Can I call you? My question is I have one plant at home that has two new orchid plants growing off two stems. Any pointers you can give me. Depending on what type of orchid it is you can repot it in bark or moss. The leaves are not as big as the ones in your pictures, they do not droop over the side of the pot, they are flatter and only come out of the pot about 2 or 3 inches. JOhn. When a new shoot grows it grows from an entirely different spot. I also had an orchid as a gift that bloomed once and then the stem died. This orchid has never been transplanted–simply watered,etc. Thank you! Those top roots are called aerial roots and you don’t need to worry about those as shown here…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/aerial-roots/, You do want to take it out of the decorative pot as shown here…. Thanks. The pot is also clear with drainage holes and I’ve seen lots of new roots growing (including an aerial one) and just today spotted 2 leaves growing from the base (as opposed to one leaf growing from the top in my other orchid). Thank you! The roots need to be touching the sides of the orchid pot. It seems I am doing everything right lol. 99. I would love to help and I got your pictures! Yes it’s safe to cut the stem back now and that is usually how I do it. I don’t know wether i should cut the stem or not. Thank you. Please help!! Are there leaves growing off the stems? John, Sorry, the stem dies back and turns red. Or leave it so that the growth on the tip can continue? The when it did fall I saw new shoots so I assumed more flowers, but no it leaves. Now, I have new growth on every branch, including buds, and a couple new branches. Leave it in the inner pot. I have a yellow/magenta phal that eventually dropped it’s blooms, oh, 2-3 months ago, but the tip never turned brown. What Are the Causes of Bud Blast on the Phalaenopsis? Or do you think that they continue to grow and bloom and the other flowers will stay? Great Savings & Free Delivery / Collection on many items However, after ready many of your wonderful articles I have to say your advice is spot on-you get everything right as far my own experience with orchids go! Then in 2015 the flowers didn’t want to fall off. my mil has a lot of orchids and she takes very good care of them. I have another orchid that has a new shoot growing with no other shoots and it is growing so much faster (and bigger). https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/basal-keikibaby-orchid/, The stem will stay green and healthy as long as the keiki is there. Thanks! Please tell me what i should do. Is this ok? Hi. At first I did it every week…but I haven’t been doing that lately because sometimes they’re still damp after a week has gone by, and I read that I should wait until they’re dried out before watering again. I would love to help! Now my orchids are so easy to care for (easier then most of of my other plants). It grows slow, but has grown three new leaves, just no stems for flowers. I am glad this site can help you and let me know if you have questions. I’m so excited that my patience paid off . £4.99. I have a lot of them and their stems normally are green until the flowers fall and then they turn brown. What should i do if the leaves on my orchid look ad I’d they rotting?i realized the orchid started getting a discoloration on its leaves shortly after i purchased it and noticed the pot didnt have a drain hole. (It has two stems, the other still has 4 blossoms at the middle and bottom of it, but the top of that one has started to brown as well.) The truth is, they can look quite similar. Thank you for the information you provided above. However, hasn’t turned to a dead, dry paler brown like its two flower stems did last year. Go to next slide - You may also like. An orchid flower stem, once it has been cut off, never re-grows on the same place again. Your welcome to send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com. I’d like to send a picture of my orchid to show what it looks like to see if my orchid is okay. So you repotted it while it’s in bloom? The spike is turning yellow also. Is it dry before you water it? I would cut the bloom stem down to the base once the blooms all fall off because when it blooms again (sends up a new spike) it will be from an entirely different spot on the orchid. I recently bought an orchid that has a double stem/flower spike. Where I cut it is no longer healthy and green– just kind of dried out… It’s not all the way down the stalk maybe just 2 MM from the top. Thank you for the compliment on the blog! Can you advise please? Orchids are very hardy and once you get the hang of them – they are very easy to grow! You can repot it now or wait till the next bloom cycle. My question is- can I cut back the stem now with no blooms even though the other stem still has blooms? My orchid turned black does that mean it is dead, The whole thing is black? Wow that is awesome!! I have a orchid which has dropped all its flowers but it has started to shoot of again from the stem can I cut it above that shoot . My one only seems to have green stems before it flowers. My question is – should I cut the spike above the new flower shoots to encourage them to grow, or leave well alone? All leaves are still nice and green and sturdy no big roots coming out of my pot. The blossoms began to fall off and the stem started to turn a yellow/brown color also. Thanks. In the mean time check out http://www.repotme.com and see if some of things I say match up with them. It’s your call – if it does flower again it will do so soon and if not the whole bloom stem will go brown soon – so you would know either way what is going to happen pretty quickly. And then it turns red. Just remove it from the decorative pot (if it’s in one) and don’t put it back in. Do I have to report my orchid plant? This is a tremendous insight and help for me, so thanks! You can always apply some cinnamon which is a natural fungicide but it should heal on its own. Is it potted in a pot with a drainage hole? Thank you for the response and Happy New Year. 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