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Orchids should be cut only in certain cases. Therefore you should know when, how and how much to cut if this case occurs. When maintaining your orchids you question will be determined one day the: orchids must be cut? But only the first question is whether the Orchid at all should be cut. If this because answer ‘Yes’, more questions follow the ‘how’, the ‘When’ and the ‘How much’. In short, How should you cut properly your precious orchids? At care, your orchids can develop a fairly lush growth depending on the type and take a fairly large space to claim. In such a case you can quietly cut back your plants to regulate in the growth. (Source: Red Solo Cups). If you properly cut your orchids, at the same time promote the flower formation and the growth of the plant is dense and compact. A pruning is then necessary, if all inflorescences fully flowered are and stems, leaves or shoots are dead.

This is indicated by the yellowish brown discoloration of parts of plants, which you should remove. Green parts of the plant are not truncated. Under no circumstances you should prune your Orchid too early, because in this case you would take the opportunity of the plant next to exorcise, to develop side shoots or cuttings. When the time for the cut is right, they are limited in the cut back on the long, dead flowers and stems. Cut orchids properly means also restraint. Cut back only up to the second or third eye, called the ‘eyes’ also thickening.

Take care not to damage the other parts of the plant. For the optimal development of your orchids require special nutrient-rich substrate of Orchid plant. To ensure the nutrient supply in the long term, you should Repot every two to three years. Check out exactly the roots of this and carefully cut back dead parts that are Brown and dry. The root system is healthier, the better the orchid can absorb the available nutrients.