Berkshire, United Kingdom
Orchid 'ODONTOGLOSSUM' problem... I have this type of orchid, after many months of waiting for a flower stalk, one has been appearing over the past couple of weeks, slowly bending out of the foliage with the top of the stalk stuck in the foliage, so as it was appearing the stalk formed a upside down U shape.
To my horror :-0 i woke today and it has snapped clean in half.
My question is what will happen now?/What can i do? Will it send up another stalk or am i likely going to have to wait another few months for a new one? Shall i leave the half stalk on the plant(there are no flower buds on it, they where all on the bit that snapped off)
Also, i did not try to release the top of the stalk which was stuck in the foliage, i thought i would leave it and it would emerge on its own accord. I don't know if it could have snapped by itself or if one of the cats might have banged into it.... have you known it tp happen, that a orchid flower stalk will snap itself whilst trying to emerge?
- 1 Nov, 2011