Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I also have a phalaenopsis that is a year old. I too cut one stem right to the base as it appeared to have died. I left the other one on. I now have a strong new spike growing just above the one I cut off, about six inches tall at the moment; and I have two more stems forming on the old one. I also have a flower bud on the end of the old one, but there are also a lot of dead looking nodes between the top new stem and the end bud. Should I cut this stem above the new stem, or leave it alone?