Q: After my phalaenopsis orchid bloomed I cut the dead flowers off at the bottom of the last bloom. Now I have two leaves growing where I cut the flowers off. How can I remove the new growth and keep it alive?
A: Keep the orchid in moderate to bright light. Water and fertilize it normally. The baby plant on the bloom stem will eventually make roots. When the roots are two inches long you can cut the new plant from its mother and pot it up in orchid soil.