Lady Slipper Bloom Care

I have a Lady Slipper orchid whose bloom is spent and fallen off. Is there any pruning or anything I should do to promote new blooms?


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Lady Slipper orchid flower spikes will normally only bloom once before dying back. You can just cut the spent spike off close to the leaves.

To be absolutely sure that the spike isn't going to produce another bloom, wait until it turns brown before removing it.

Care for the plant according the the instructions on Lady Slipper Orchid Care to keep it healthy and growing until its next bloom cycle.

Do not let it dry out during growth or bloom which can occur anytime from late winter through summer.

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