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What you need:
  • Pruning shears
  • Bamboo stake or twisted willow branch
  • Raffia or twist ties
After a Phalaenopsis blooms the flowering spike needs to be cut back. If it is a young plant, less than a few years old, cut the flowering spike all the way back to the base of the plant. This will cause the plant's energy to go into producing more leaves and a future flower spike.
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If it's a large, healthy well-established plant, make a cut just above the second node on the spike.
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With optimal conditions you can expect another smaller flower spike to sprout within several months.
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When a new spike appears, use a stake to support its upright growth.