(Closed) Please help me save my dying orchid!

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s normal for the flowers to fall off eventually.  I give my orchid a good 20 minute water soak once a week and mist it with water every day.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

this is my orchid. I have had it about a month, i basically water it a little every few days. I have tried the ice cube trick too, but it was too much water and killed my other one. I just give it a little bit of bottled water every few days. mine gets a bit of sunlight i have it by the doorwall. opps its huge and sideways but you get the point

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have been growing orchids since I was a kid.

I am assumming you have a phalenopsis like the one posted in the photo above?

If so, they are really simple to grow.

STOP WITH THE ICE CUBES!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t know whos rediculous idea this was, but its retarded!!! Cold water will harm the roots, and adding ice cubes won’t really bring the temperature down.

Here’s a link to a culture sheet originally produced by the American Orchid Society -very helpful

http://www.taygeta.com/phalaenopsis.html

You’re blooms may just be dying because of all the change the plant has been through. Its probably nothing you’ve done.

Just make sure your plant stays in a location with no direct sunlight, but bright light. Phal’s are actually warm growing orchids (they survive outside in Florida easily), but like cool nights to bloom. They like humidity so if you can place a bowl of water around the plant (make sure the plant isn’t sitting in the water) that would be great! They grow in either bark chips or moss -if its growing in soil GET IT OUT! Bark chips hold less water than moss, so water accordingly.

If all the blooms fall off just leave the stem -or cut it back to the last V shaped sleeve (usually just before the first flower)

If you have q’s message me

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’ve been using ice cubes in mine for about 6 months now and it keeps growing!! Its HUUUGE now. I just put two in  whenever the soil gets completley dry.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I’ve been using ice cubes in mine for about 6 months now and it keeps growing!! Its HUUUGE now. I just put two in  whenever the soil gets completley dry.

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