Orchid Stem Drooping

Is it bad if my orchid is growing downwards? It has a stick holding it up about 12 inches or so, then the rest is growing downwards now on kind of a droop.


Is this normal?

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Many orchids grow upside down when attached to trees in their natural habitat so, no, growing toward the ground will not harm the plant.

But it may be inconvenient to let it grow that way for display purposes.

Orchid bloom spikes are often quite long. A 12 inch stake may not be tall enough. Try gently pushing a 24 inch stake into the media. Tie the drooping stem to it--not too tightly--if you can do so without breaking it.

Ideally, the stem should be tied to the stake as it grows.

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