I will repot to freshen everything up but do you have suggestions, is something wrong. I am glad that works for her. What Are the Causes of Bud Blast on the Phalaenopsis? I noticed this morning that 2 of the three leaves are turning yellow and then fell off. I’m not real sure how to repot it yet but I will research it. Its planted in the moss mix so i try to wait til its dry before watering. Hi… I would love to help. Right now, the weather is becoming cooler, and I am wondering if it is possible for my plant to be prompted to grow a new shoot since it is the right time of year? Thanks for the site it’s very informative . You will want to repot once the blooms fall to give it new fresh soil. Is it in a single or double pot? Dried Orchid Flowers, Blue Orchids, Natural Flower Girl Confetti, Dried Floral Confetti, Wedding Confetti, Dried Floral Vase Filler ... Orchid Stem Cell Eye Serum- free shipping. If you don’t have this then that’s ok. Let me know if you have further questions. All of them are actually current and up to date. I took it out from its pot, cut the rotten roots and repotted it in new medium. So maternal…. If there is no moisture then you water it. What ever is under the top moss feels a little damp but lookinng at the moss coming thru the wholes on the bottom looks dry, very dry. After flowers have faded, the stem dries up and turns brown. how can I encourage it to stem? You can send me a picture at myfirstorchid@gmail.com if you like and I could tell you right away . Blooms stopped and I miss my baby. Do recyclers such as carrion consumers, fungi, bacteria, etc. I’m a little concern because you advise to the cut the stem until it has finished blooming…my flowers haven’t begun to fall off, however, the stem is almost entirely yellow…should I still continue to wait until they fall off or go ahead and cut them at the base? Should I keep the cinnamon on covering the cut? Thank you! Thanks, Christine. If it’s dead then it won’t effect it either way. And I know this really sounds like a commercial but I don’t know how to express it in another way. remove it? Hi Hannah, thanks for your great article! Great info FYI you probably didn’t kill your other orchid by by repotting it. Marie is a certified master gardener and has a Ph.D. in anatomy from Temple University School of Medicine. I water my orchids the same year round – what is a “testing” stage? Afraid I will get rid of roots that are still healthy. What I should do? Now that third stem have bloomed for several months and I trimmed it back when the flowers fell off. you can YouTube it. Make sure it’s not in a pot without a drainage hole…. One stem, flowers fell and I cut it back to the base, but whilst the other still has two flowers it has turned yellowbrown on the main stem for about 3 inches mid way, it is still green below and above including the current flowering offshoot. I try to spray water on the leaves. https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/orchid-disaster/. There’s a good chance you’ll harm the plant or introduce a dangerous virus. i know this is an old thread, but desperate here. Shop Plants. I accidentally killed the first orchid I purchased in Jan (no drainage so I tried repotting after the blooms fell, root rot abounds) so I’m very nervous about cutting the stems on my two surviving (thriving?) Lastly, you mentioned that forced orchids take a year to get back to their natural bloom cycle so am I correct not to expect a bloom until Fall 2016 since I bought it in June? This is my first orchid (phalaenopsis) and it was given to me by my boss and when the blooms died, fell off, and the shoot started turning brown I thought it was dying. What can I do with leaves which are not so green and dry at places? I bought an orchid with two spikes growing parallel. You can wait to repot them until after they bloom again. Cutting Orchid Roots. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/orchid-leaves-turning-yellow/ When it reblooms it will do so from an entirely different spot. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/basal-keikibaby-orchid/. New growth healthy but a young plant and just transplanted from spagma to bark. Thank you for the compliments on the site. Hi….thanks, that helps (especially with the pictures). You can repot it now or wait a year till the next bloom season is over. Remove the orchid carefully from its pot by gently pulling and shaking it out. Not wet. I have a orchid which has dropped all its flowers but it has started to shoot of again from the stem can I cut it above that shoot . Your website is fantastic, everything I need to know to care for my precious orchid… I have recently bought my mum an orchid and have just recommended this site to her as I’m pretty sure she’s convinced she will kill it lol! Apparently most of her orchids are able to grow more flowers from the dying stem. How do I send or post pictures regarding my plant? All you can do is try to give it the right amount if water, light and surroundings and wait. http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2012/02/11/orchid-disaster/. It seems strange to cut off the beautiful, green stem. I am determined to get this to happen Should I cut the two stems completely off, flush to the base? In the meantime, new roots have started to grow and a new leaf grew to match the other established leaves at ~6in (that was fun to watch!!). No the spots are not normal. Thanks! Here is the sunlight requirements for your Phalaenopsis…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/light-requirements-for-orchids/. Leave it in the inner pot. Most likely the orchid was in bloom before you got it and blooming for 3 months is great! It may have the energy to grow those last two buds but I would cut all the bloom stems down to let it transfer its energy to growing new roots and new leaves, Ok I’ll do that, it had the three when I got it, not surprised it’s tired! Kalah. I think I should wait to morning? Phals are a good start – I have found them to be the easiest. You can send me a pic at myfirstorchid@gmail.com and I take a look. I currently have the orchid in my bathroom, by my sink, not in a window, could this have something to do with it? I do like putting orchids in bathrooms though because of the high humidity but they must also have natural light. Are you asking what happens to them after they die in nature? This is very helpful and well written. https://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/how-to-make-a-humidity-tray/. Thanks Orchids like to be flooded with water and then almost totally dry out before being watered again. Good luck. Is it necessary to repot the Orchid? You can repot it now if you like, Hello, I have an orchid that was given to me by a friend who “didn’t know what to do with it”. Charlie. she doesn’t do a thing with them and they are flourishing. For example, spider mites can infest a plant, especially if grown in a dry, indoor environment. As shown here…, Here is a general overview of why your orchid is not blooming – look at the “Maybe it is the Season” part…, http://myfirstorchid.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/my-orchid-wont-bloom/. I like to cut my stems down the base once they are done blooming because the orchid will no longer give any energy to the existing bloom spikes (the green part) and thus transfer it’s energy to growing new leaves and new roots in preparation for next years bloom spike. As long as you are watering it correctly and your orchid has proper drainage then it will eventually bloom. How are watering it and is it back in “indirect” sunlight (like in a window)? Shoe roots are bright green some or white. How To Rehabilitate Dried Orchid Plants. I love your site! Difference between an Orchid Root & Spike. Just remove it from the decorative pot (if it is in one) and don’t put it back in. I think I put it too close to the heater and some of the petals got burnt, but now a couple weeks later and no even using the heater the petals on some of the othwr flowers are gling black. The offshoot grew over the winter on a store bought plant I got last summer.