What You Should do When Orchid Stem Turning Brown

Ornamental orchid cultivation will work well if the natural growing environment can be fulfilled. Genetic factors are an important factor in the growth and flowering of orchids. However, environmental factors also play a role determining the success of ornament ornamental plants cultivation. So, there are a lot of things that will affect the successfully growing of your orchid, and the most problem happened orchid stem turning brown. When you face something like this, there is a way that you may do. What’s that?

What is an orchid flower?

Orchid is an ornamental plant with beautiful flowers. Orchid has known humans since 200 years ago and then since the last 50 years began to be cultivated in Indonesia. The center of orchid plants in Europe is England, while in Asia is Thailand. In Indonesia, many orchids are located in West Java, Central Java, Sumatra and in Irian Jaya. Ornamental orchid plants are not parasitic, so it does not harm other plants. This plant meets the food needs for itself from the process of photosynthesis, and even survive for months though without treatment.


  1. How to cut an orchid when orchid stem turning brown.

orchid stem turning brown must be cut

The bloom spike on most orchid plants will turn brown after the orchid is finished flowering. How to tell if your orchid is dying? When orchid stem turning brown means a dead flower spike. Sad to say that the spike will never bloom again. But, you don’t have to be worried, and you do not have to discard your orchid out! (Some of people discard orchids out after they are finished blooming, they think the plant is already dead!). Your lovely orchids flower are not dying, and there is a way to get them blooming again, so make sure you do some of the tips in this article.

In some orchid plants, the stems will turn brown after flowering. Some opinions say that cutting orchid stems will make the orchid can bloom again. The process of flowering on orchids requires a lot of energy so cutting the stems will make the orchid have enough energy to flower back in the future. Blooms take energy from the orchid so cutting the spike full of it enable the orchid to collect its energy for more great bloom in the future. Connecting orchid spikes to branches produce more blooms faster but require energy from plants that produce smaller blooms. In our suggestion, we cut out the middle ground of orchid. In large plants with larger root systems, sometimes letting the plants out of the nails.


  1. Black spots on orchid leaves

This type of black spot disease is usually a lot of attack on the stems and leaves of orchids. These black spots can be caused by the fungus that settles on the orchid plants. But not all types of orchids that can get this black spot disease. Usually, only a young orchid who suffered from this black spot disease. Adult orchid plants are usually rarely exposed to this black spot disease. The only appropriate way to overcome this black spot disease is to trim the plants affected by this black spot disease; pruning aims to prevent the disease from widespread in other plants.

Black spot disease occurs in orchids and is rapidly transmitted through roots and tools that are later used to treat un-sterile orchids. Signs of the presence of this disease is with the appearance of blackish brown on the tip of the roots of orchids, the shoots and also the leaves of flowers as an early sign that can be considered when the orchid plants affected by this disease.

The orchid plants will be late to grow even dies when experiencing this disease. Control that you can do is by cutting and removing bargain plants that have black spot disease or spraying fungicide. Before that, in dealing with the disease-infested orchids, you are obliged to sterilize all cutting tools to prevent transmission.

Well, everyone, hopefully, this article could create your day, and this is the ending about orchid stem turning brown that we bring to you. Hope you don’t throw your orchid away after reading this article.