Will an orchid grow a new stem?
Also to know is, why won't my orchid grow a stem?
Insufficient light is the most common cause of failure to re-bloom your orchid. The lush, rich, dark green of most houseplants is not desirable in orchid leaves. A grassy green color (light or medium green with yellowish tones) means the plant is receiving sufficient light to bloom.
Furthermore, how do I grow a new spike in my orchid? You can encourage your orchid to bloom again with just a little TLC. Phalaenopsis orchids rebloom on old spikes with a new stalk emerging from a triangular node along the stalk. To trigger reblooming, your orchid will need a little more attention than what you usually give it.
Correspondingly, how long does it take an orchid to grow a new spike?
The spike should be cut between the scar that's left by the first flower and the last node (that little lump) on the stem. One of the lower nodes will then initiate and produce flowers within eight to 12 weeks.
Do you cut off dead orchid stems?
Cutting Off Dead Stems If the stem is brown and unhealthy, there is no point in trimming the stem above a node. If the flower spike has turned brown, the orchid has decided that this flower spike is dead and no amount of care from you will change this. Cut the stem all the way down to the base of the plant.