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Old 11-12-2017, 07:52 AM
Hellya1 Hellya1 is offline
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Hey! I am totally new to zygopetalum and can’t find out much about their care on the internet. Mine seems to have finished flowering but what do I do now? Do I wait for the spike to turn brown like I do for my phals or should I cut it straight away? Also there is now another growth (see photo) at the bottom of the plant would this be another flower stem or a new pseudobulb? I really have so much to learn about these lovely plants 😀
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:04 AM
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The spike won't reflower so it is a matter of choice if you want to cut it now or let it dry up. I personally wait until they dry up as any nutrients will be taken back by the plant.

You have a new growth coming, the good news is that they flower on immature growths so with luck you should get a spike or two within the next few months.

Keep it moister than your phals - mine get watered twice a week, but you will need to judge your own needs.
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