• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Results 1 to 15 of 15

    Thread: Orchid Question

    1. #1
      Greenthumbnails's Avatar
      Greenthumbnails is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      605

      Question Orchid Question

      I finally got my orchid to grow a flower spike....and then I accidentally broke it off trying to hang it up in the patio. There is still about half of the spike connected to the plant, but the other half where the growing tip is is completely detached.

      First question: Will the remaining half of the spike grow a new tip, or will it die off? What if I put rooting hormone on the tip (I know does not make sense but you never know)

      Second question: Can I get the severed spike that has the growing tip to root if I use rooting hormone?

    2. #2
      tinyfisher's Avatar
      tinyfisher is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2016
      Location
      Lake County, IL
      Posts
      178
      The half attached to the plant may shoot out another spike from the next node. The part that detached is done.

    3. #3
      kby103's Avatar
      kby103 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2011
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      721
      If it is a phalaenopsis you might get it to rebloom on the same spike, instructions here:

      http://www.matsuinursery.com/reblooming.html

      Otherwise, you will probably need to wait for next year.

    4. #4
      gray cat's Avatar
      gray cat is offline Administrator ~ WWKC BOD ~ Facebook Administrator
      is loving Spring!
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2004
      Location
      Winston Salem, NC. Zone 7b
      Posts
      51,888
      If it is a Phalaenopsis orchid, leave the spike alone and it may re-bloom. The part that broke off is dead and just throw it away. Also the plant may put up a second spike.
      Nancy



      Koiphen 2012 Koi Person of the Year!

    5. #5
      Greenthumbnails's Avatar
      Greenthumbnails is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      605
      Okay, thanks everyone. Yes, it is a Phalaenopsis.

    6. #6
      kby103's Avatar
      kby103 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2011
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      721
      Here is a picture showing a new bud growing from a node at a location below where the old shoot was cut on one I snipped about 2 weeks ago.
      Attached Images Attached Images  

    7. #7
      Greenthumbnails's Avatar
      Greenthumbnails is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      605
      Quote Originally Posted by kby103 View Post
      Here is a picture showing a new bud growing from a node at a location below where the old shoot was cut on one I snipped about 2 weeks ago.
      Wow, that's cool! How long for the new spike to grow buds?

    8. #8
      kby103's Avatar
      kby103 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2011
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      721
      I'll post when it happens, as long as I don't knock the new spike off in the interim!

    9. #9
      kby103's Avatar
      kby103 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2011
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      721
      The first bud is finally opening! The second stem has also rebudded, but is quite a bit behind the first one.
      Attached Images Attached Images  

    10. #10
      DarleneD's Avatar
      DarleneD is offline Supporting Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2004
      Location
      Tampa FL
      Posts
      13,717
      That's a beautiful orchid!

    11. #11
      Greenthumbnails's Avatar
      Greenthumbnails is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      605
      That's cool ��!!!

    12. #12
      kby103's Avatar
      kby103 is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jul 2011
      Location
      Indiana
      Posts
      721
      So, the first bloom finally started to fail after the re-bloom. They lasted quite a while!
      Attached Images Attached Images  

    13. #13
      jessica222 is offline Junior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2017
      Location
      London
      Posts
      8
      That looks wonderful. My aunt plant an orchid in the garden. I will definitely tell this secret to her.

    14. #14
      gray cat's Avatar
      gray cat is offline Administrator ~ WWKC BOD ~ Facebook Administrator
      is loving Spring!
       
      Feeling:
      Awesome
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2004
      Location
      Winston Salem, NC. Zone 7b
      Posts
      51,888
      Very pretty! I was given one that was on full bloom with about 15 blooms on it in January. The last bloom fell of last week! Eight months it was in bloom for me. Not sure when it bloomed out at the nursery. It had two stems. So far both are still alive. Most of mine stay in bloom for 5 to 7 months.
      Nancy



      Koiphen 2012 Koi Person of the Year!

    15. #15
      Greenthumbnails's Avatar
      Greenthumbnails is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2010
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      605
      Quote Originally Posted by gray cat View Post
      Very pretty! I was given one that was on full bloom with about 15 blooms on it in January. The last bloom fell of last week! Eight months it was in bloom for me. Not sure when it bloomed out at the nursery. It had two stems. So far both are still alive. Most of mine stay in bloom for 5 to 7 months.
      Wow! I thought they only bloomed for 1-2 months!

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •