Endangered Ghost Orchids To Grow Again In Native Florida Forests

Ghost Orchids are making a comeback in South Florida. These beautiful, rare, leafless orchids are being saved through intensive conservation efforts by scientists who cultivate seeds in the lab, and then return the plants to the wild.

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2 Comments on “Endangered Ghost Orchids To Grow Again In Native Florida Forests”

  1. Ann Bennett Says:

    Hi there…………..I have a few Phai Orchids that do really well, and they’ve all put out new flower stems recently with buds appearing. However, I accidently snapped the budding section off the top of one of the flower stems the other day and am wondering if that’s it for this flowering season or whether either new branches will grow from the existing stem or a new flower stem will appear? I have not cut the existing de-budded stem in the hopes that a new bud branch will appear. SHould I cut back the damaged stem to encourage a new stem to sprout? Thanks………………Ann

  2. Marc Says:

    Hello Ann. Your Phal should be fine, and will probably bloom well before next year. Many have the ability to bloom from a broken flower spike. Take a clean scissors and make a clean cut above the next node, or swollen bump, below the break. Continue to give it bright light, warm temps, and good humidity. Most other orchid varieties would wait until next year, but Phals can rebloom from the broken spike. Good luck!