I've got 7 I got when M&S halved the price. Brilliant. Answer: It sounds like you broke the top of the orchid stem and the node below was still viable. Is the second spike normal? when it isn't raining I use tap water but sparingly. How to Make an Orchid Grow Another Stem. If youve placed your orchid in full sun, you may notice severe symptoms like sunburned leaves, but even an overabundance of artificial light can suppress blooming. Rather, it is entering a resting period. It just kept putting out more buds. I'd love to hear from you! In other words, they had two groups of genetically equal phalaenopsis plants. The root is 1 1/2 in. Option #2 – Cut it back right below the brown part of the stem. Most of my orchids have around 6 or 7 leaves as they are the cheapy ones from Ikea. Orchids can have multiple stems and blooms, so stake each stem for the best support. Those of us growing orchids in our home may not have the ability to control the elements so closely, but I have some tips that you can try to encourage your orchids to produce more than one spike simultaneously… How do the commercial growers get multiple orchid bloom stems? Signs to Be Aware Of. Is there a way to have my plants shoot out two stalks?” I felt it helped my plants to bloom fast and to get more than one spike at a time. I currently have 6 on my window sill with single young stems at various stages. This may be a good time to check the size of the pot. If you’re a new orchid owner, then you’ll be delighted to learn this doesn’t mean your orchid is dead. Now, let’s move on to some photos of orchid spikes. One of mine has but I can't shed any light on whether you can make them. These eyes can become new stems or flower spikes later on. I have one in the bathroom with 3 flowering spikes - every time I think it's time to cut back one of the stems after the flowers have all dropped I notice that it's sending out another sidestem covered in buds. Once the flowers have finally faded, it’s tempting to discard your plant, but with a few simple tricks it’s possible to make your orchid flower again, not only in a few months’ time, but for many years to come. I have a question for you–I can grow orchids but never seem to get two stalks of flowers. They are all in small pots, in their original orchid compost, away from direct heat, in bright light but no direct sun. Is there a way to have my plants shoot out two stalks?”. When we bring our first Phalaenopsis orchid home, and start to learn how to care for it properly, it quickly becomes a passion. Right now it is down to 4 flowers which is a second bloom on the same spike. The only one I have with two spikes is an old one with a new sideshoot that has also grown a new spike from the base. They bloom for months and will rebloom year after year if cared for correctly. Distinguishing Between an Orchid Flower Spike and a Root. What am I doing wrong?! In addition to cooler evening temperatures, the shortening days of autumn can signal an orchid to form buds. That's interesting what you say Dove, I tend to leave the old stems on and wait for them to either die back or throw out a new sidestem. I would like more than one flowering stem on my orchids, do I just have to be patient and wait for a few more years and they will produce them or is there a technique? I currently have 6 on my window sill with single young stems at various stages. I get asked every now and then what causes this, and how to make the orchid grow multiple spikes at once. How Do You Get Multiple Orchid Bloom Stems? 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