When To Snip and Prune A Phalaenopsis?
My roommate and I just bought a Phal. Right now she has 7 flower blossoms and 2 buds. A new bud blooms approximately every week for the past month. Basically we have been misting buds and leaves multiple times a day to maintain a high-humidity environment. We water her pot once a week. One of the oldest blooms has wilted. We need instructions on how to go about pruning our orchid. Do we snip off the faded blooms once they are wilted or do we wait until all of the blooms have wilted to clip the entire stem? And how do we go about pruning the stem in general?
One other questions, one of the tips of her leaves has barely split at the tip. It is a vertical split that looks like it may continue down the seam of the leaf. Will this in a sense "grow back together" or will it eventually die? And if it dies will another one grow back?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
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