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Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:47 pm
by Nepenthes0260
My Phalaenopsis Orchid doesn't look so good. Do you think it's just finishing up flowering? Or dying? it looks like it has some new growth so thats a good sign for me. Any advice helps.

Sincerely,
Nepenthes0260

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:55 pm
by FLTropical
They flower once a year, so if the flowers are dying now but the rest of the plant looks ok, then it’s probably fine.


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Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:34 pm
by Kenneth
Read up on how to care and when to repot an orchid.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 2:34 pm
by xr280xr
Nepenthes0260 wrote:My Phalaenopsis Orchid doesn't look so good.
Why do you say that? I don't see any problems.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 3:09 pm
by evenwind
xr280xr wrote: I don't see any problems.
Me, neither. The flowers are obviously dying - which is completely normal. The scar on the stem is from a leaf ripping away - again perfectly normal. (The leaves are stiff and downward pressure can cause them to rip partially or completely from the stem, leaving the corky scar. The plant is used to this. Dried up old leaves leave a similar mark.)

One other thought. If the flowers looked fine on one day and half dead on the next, it might be a cold draft that did them in. It won't hurt the plant in the long run.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:25 pm
by Kenneth
Give us more photos. Show hsethe roots, the leaves, everything. We need closer pictures.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:41 pm
by xr280xr
evenwind wrote:If the flowers looked fine on one day and half dead on the next, it might be a cold draft that did them in. It won't hurt the plant in the long run.
Can also be caused by watering with cold water, exposure to gas or other fumes, or getting too dry.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:30 am
by 14margarette
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This is the only flower that is left, the rest dries-off.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:11 pm
by evenwind
14margarette wrote: This is the only flower that is left, the rest dries-off.
Why did you post a pic of your dendrobium? Do you think there is something wrong with it?

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 12:16 pm
by Propag8
I know this is an old post but just like to add that some orchids can definitely flower more than once a year my dendrobium is on it's 6th flush in 2 years depends on the environment I think. Also they can sometimes put out new growth and a second flower spike too.

Re: Does this orchid look ok?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2022 12:21 pm
by Nepenthes0260
Whoops, accidentally bumped this thread while looking for some other phal info :? . Orchid culture has always confused me… :lol: