Should you deadhead orchids?
Correspondingly, do you cut off dead orchid flowers?
Many orchids have more than one bloom on a stem-like spike. Since blooms usually start opening from the bottom bud, the first signs of fading should be found on flowers that are located at the lower part of the flower spike. You can remove a dead flower from your Phal by cutting it off with a sharp pair of scissors.
Secondly, why are the flowers dying on my orchid? It can be a lack of water, lack of fertilizer, lack of light or other factors. Overwatering can cause plants to wilt and die. Having the wrong growing medium can cause the orchids to wilt and die. With orchids, the wrong humidity levels can also cause problems that will damage or kill the plant.
Consequently, 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.
How do you get an orchid to bloom again?
When your orchid stops blooming, begin fertilizing it every other week with a balanced houseplant fertilizer (20-20-20) mixed at half strength. Do not water your Just Add Ice Orchid with 3 ice cubes on the weeks you fertilize your plant.