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Plant fell and stem has bent - help!

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Rebecca, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Rebecca

    Rebecca New Member

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    My husband knocked my orchid off the mantle and a stem which has around 4-5 flowers has bent badly.

    I've only had the plant for 2 weeks, it was a gift. How do I fix this? Should I cut the bent piece off completely or leave it be and hope it recovers?

    Any advice would be appreciated!!
     

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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Personally, I'd leave it alone. Those blossoms may fade more quickly now, but you can enjoy them while they last.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A splint may help to hold the spike straight. A chopstick or bamboo stake with some tape or soft ties sometimes keeps the water supply to the flowers open enough to prolong the bloom.