Where should you cut the stem of an orchid after the flowers fall off

Most Phalaenopsis orchids don't need cutting after flowering. They usually re-bloom on the same flower spike in eight to 12 weeks, but the new flowers are smaller. If cutting the stem is preferred, cut just above the first or second node, a method that promotes the growth of side shoots. Once the flower spike starts to turn brown, cut it at the base.

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