Posted 2w ago by @sxftdevil

Can I Revive an Orchid?
I just bought Selene today. One of the stems is dead. Is there any way I can revive it or grow a new one? Thank you for the help!
2ft to light, indirect
4” pot without drainage
Last watered 1 week ago
You could propogate an orchid from a cutting the heads should grow back in 2-3 months
Most of them time these mini phals come in a pot with a spongy plug, remove that spongy plug carefully to avoid breaking any roots. Any brown roots snip off with steralized scissors βœ‚οΈ plant the orchid in orchid bark... Fill about 1/3 with mix place orchid in pot and fill in around roots, so she's firm in her pot and give her a good soaking. The flower spike that's dead cut it back to the live part just above a node. Hope this helps πŸ‘πŸŒΏπŸ’ž
@MischievousMoth Thank you so much ! How would I propagate an orchid exactly ?
@Sassylimey Okay! Thank you so much :)
Take the orchid out the pot it should have affew growing bulbs and just plant them in house plant soil. But I would wait for your orchid to settle in your house to prevent shock transplant.❀
Do you have a current picture you could share with us?
@sarahsalith here! the one on the right is dead :(
@sxftdevil it's okay- it's just the flowers that have died. Orchid flowers can last for a few weeks - not much more than a month.

You can either leave the stem and in time, with proper care it will rebloom, or you can cut the stem and the plant might produce a new flower stalk in time with proper care. I have several that keep blooming. (:
These are some of my orchids. I've had them for a few years now.
@sarahsalith Ah, I see. The stems are different colours, though. My lighting wasn’t the bestβ€” One was a rich brown and the other (one on right) is more of a beigy-brown.
@sxftdevil you can snip off the brown stem, since it won't grow. But in my second picture, I have a new flower spike. (:
@sarahsalith I agree with this! My mamaw has multiple orchids she cares for and many have bloomed over and over again πŸ’™ she waters hers with diluted orchid fertilizer but others will soak them in their sinks or bathtubs for at least 15 minutes!

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