New plant shoots on old flower stems
by Claudine Wagemans
My Phalaenopsis grew a very thick flower stem. The flowers bloomed and dropped off in the usual manner. I did not cut the stem because it appeared still vibrant. Now leaves (shoots of new plant) are growing out of the stem, about half-way up the stem and not at the base of the plant. What is going to happen with these new shoots? Will they grow roots? May I cut them off already now (without eventual roots) and just put them in bark, in the hope they will grow roots and a new orchid plant?
A mystified orchid grower.