How do you prune a bamboo orchid?
Then, how do you take care of a bamboo orchid?
The bamboo orchid prefers full sun or at least partial sun, so position it on or near a south-facing windowsill where it receives temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the air moist around it by placing it in a humid room, such as a bathroom, or setting it atop a humidity tray.
Additionally, how do you water bamboo orchids? Bamboo orchids should be watered as they approach dryness; don't let them dry out too thoroughly. If you grow them outdoors, either if you live in a warm climate or if you just brought it outdoors for the summer, rainfall might water it often enough in some areas; but if it's starting to dry out water it thoroughly.
Similarly, you may ask, when should orchids be pruned?
When the Phalaenopsis orchid is completely done blooming and all the flowers have faded, you can do the major pruning. Most orchids will go dormant in the fall, so plan on doing your pruning then. Trim the stem that had the blooms on it off about an inch away from the main stalk. Make the cut clean and even.
What do you do with an orchid after the blooms fall off?
After the flowers drop from the orchid you have three choices: leave the flower spike (or stem) intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it entirely. Remove the flower spike entirely by clipping it off at the base of the plant. This is definitely the route to take if the existing stem starts to turn brown or yellow.