when and how do I trim an orchid?

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    dynadirlposted 7 years ago

    when and how do I trim an orchid?

    Blooms have died, about to repot. Do I trim? How/where?

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    Orchidstarposted 7 years ago

    You trim an orchid when the roots are inactive and the plant has stopped blooming.  To test for inactive roots, look at the appearance of the roots.  If they seem dry and wiry, them it is time to cut them off.  Roots that are branching out and have a green liquid substance in them when you gently pinch them, need to only be slightly trimmed so as to fit into the pot.