Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [orchids]

Members of the *Orchidaceae* noted for their elegant flowers.

2
votes
1answer
35 views

Kind and color of orchid

I couldn't find a photo similar to my orchid. What kind and color is it?
1
vote
1answer
136 views

Phalaenopsis Orchid identification - purple veins

Like the title says - can you help me identify this orchid? It's a phalaenopsis, but what hybrid exactly? (I'm looking for a recognised hybrid name, not a flower shop generic one) A "little" bit of ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

White orchids in florida that changed to purple?

I have a white orchid plant, this season it produced purple blooms. My neighbor has the same variety as mine, her orchids were still the normal bright white. What happened to mine, too much sun,...
2
votes
1answer
38 views

Has this (dwarf?) orchid gotten too much sun?

I have this small orchid which is actually doing really well. I noticed that the leaves are getting a little yellowish, has it been getting to much sun? it sits on a windows sill. The leaves aren't ...
9
votes
2answers
116 views

What kind of orchid did I buy?

I stumbled upon a farmers market in North California this weekend and bought this really pretty orchid, but I guess I was too excited about my purchase to ask the seller what kind of orchid it was, ...
3
votes
0answers
53 views

Need help identifying rust-looking spots on Paphiopedilum

I've had this Paph for about 4 months, and recently it's gotten some spots that I'm not sure whether I should be worried, or if it's natural, or how to take care of it. It's only happening on the ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Rehabilitating an orchid with no roots

We have been caring for an orchid and trying to rehabilitate it. We are not orchid experts. It arrived almost a year ago, with only 2 leaves, no aerial roots, and was a bit wobbly in its pot, so we ...
3
votes
0answers
48 views

Small white egg-like sacs with orchid

I’ve just noticed small white egg-like sacs on the bark of the branch that I use to grow my tongue orchid Dockrillia linguiformis. In fact the sacs are not solid white but appear to be translucent. ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Why am I getting some white, bleached leaves on my miltoniopsis?

I have two miltoniopsis divisions that have leaves that are turning white. Any ideas on what the problem might be? They were divided from a larger plant about 4 months ago and are growing in cocnout ...
6
votes
1answer
469 views

Can I leave a second, 2 spike phalaenopsis orchid attached to the parent plant for now?

I meant to detach and plant the second phalaenopsis plant,which is growing high up on the original spike, but now it has two spikes of its own, and I’m not sure what is best for mom and baby. See ...
4
votes
2answers
470 views

Can an orchid be revived with no roots?

Unfortunately someone decided to water one of my phalenopsis while I was away. I came back to a smelly mess with all the leaves dead, two stems still present and green from when it flowered 6 months ...
4
votes
1answer
113 views

What's the best way to water an orchid that grows on coconut husk?

I have and it grows on coconut husk. I tried to water it, but seemed like the coconut husk didn't keep the water too long to make the orchid stays humid. So I came up with and idea to make self ...
5
votes
1answer
88 views

Can anyone identify this orchid?

Can anyone identify this orchid? I found it growing in a mango tree. I am on the Tropical island of Trinidad in the West Indies, so Tropical rain-forest similar to the Amazon. My mother may have ...
5
votes
1answer
138 views

Orchid has browning foliage. Can you help diagnose the problem?

My Phragmipedium is showing some symptoms. I am wondering if it is a nutrient deficiency or disease. I water them once a week and with the occasional ice cube that doesn't touch the foliage. ...
4
votes
2answers
107 views

Taking Care of my Orchid

I was given an Orchid several years ago and just wanted some advice on if I am taking care of it properly and if it needs to be in a larger pot. I am not much of a green thumb but this orchid has ...
5
votes
1answer
816 views

Why are the leaves of my orchid turning brown?

My orchid's leaves have turned into a reddish/brown color recently. Is it receiving too much direct sun (spring has started here, but is was also in this location last summer and had no problems) or ...
5
votes
1answer
231 views

What to do with a large orchid

I have this "overenthusiastic" orchid since a couple of years, and it just keeps growing and flowering throughout the entire year. Sometime it gets over 50 or 60 flowers and I don't really know how ...
4
votes
1answer
579 views

Why aren't roots growing from my Orchid that's growing from a stem?

I had this beautiful dark purple orchid that died when I was on vacation this year. Luckily, it did leave me a stem that has a baby orchid on it which I learned is called a keiki. Since my whole ...
5
votes
1answer
122 views

What is this orchid doing?

I have this orchid that's sprouted some growths. From two places on the old flower stems, there are growths that look like they might become leaves. There is also a shoot emerging from the base just ...
3
votes
2answers
288 views

Plant sitting two orchids and need advice

I'm charged with keeping these two orchids alive this summer. Neither look really great right now. The first is a phalaenopsis that was a Christmas gift with beautiful blooms in December. The second ...
1
vote
0answers
64 views

What are the pigments in my orchid? [closed]

This orchid has been with me for one week. I don't know if she's ok, she has little points on her flowers and her stalk isn't brown at all. I watered the plant the same day I bought her and yesterday. ...
10
votes
2answers
317 views

What's the best way to take care of my potted orchid?

I have a phalaenopsis orchid at home. I have not done much to it in terms of taking care other than watering it. The base looks healthy but the top stem has dried up. What care do I need to take to ...
7
votes
1answer
127 views

Do I need to remove some of these orchid leaves?

I was given this phalaenopsis or moth orchid a few years ago but lately have perhaps unwillingly mistreated it. I've never fertilised it except by watering it with aquarium water, never removed the ...
7
votes
1answer
84 views

Is it beneficial to limit a Phalaenopsis orchid's bloom time?

I have a Phalaenopsis orchid that appears to be doing very well. It has been in bloom for at least 4 months, and the flower spikes continue to put on new blooms. Based on the number of buds on the ...
10
votes
1answer
180 views

Any reason not to make my own bark chips for orchids?

Most orchids are grown in a mix that's primarily composed of bark chips. Sometimes bark chips are also a component in soil mixes for other plants. As I was stacking firewood, I realized I happen to ...
5
votes
2answers
169 views

Phalenopsis orchid developing spots on buds

I need help diagnosing what is wrong with my orchid here. Of my seven phalenopsis orchids it is the only one that looks like this but it's also the one furthest along in spiking. I didn’t notice ...
4
votes
1answer
328 views

How should I tame my overgrown Phalenopsis?

My phal finished blooming last week, so I am now ready to repot. However, the plant has gotten quite unruly. It's about 5.5" from the soil line to the center of the top leaf, has developed a fairly ...
3
votes
1answer
121 views

Which cultivar is this purple Cattleya Aliance orchid?

This was a gift and does not have an ID tag! What is the name of this hybrid?
4
votes
1answer
295 views

Orchid growing a second plant?

About 3 weeks ago I purchased my first orchid on a whim, suspecting I'd end up killing him. But he's been growing happily, I've had 2 new flowers from him within that time! (I've recently learnt that ...
8
votes
2answers
17k views

Why did my orchid change colors from purple to white?

One year ago, I bought a bright purple orchid in bloom. One year later it is blooming again, but is stark white. What caused this and how can I get it back to purple (violet)?
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Name the plant please [closed]

Name the plant, please. It may be an orchid.
7
votes
3answers
2k views

What can I do with a broken orchid stem?

I recently bought an orchid for a friend, but a bud stem broke off during transport. I gave out the plant but I still have the stem. The buds aren't very far along. Can I do something with the stem ...
3
votes
2answers
864 views

Does this orchid have a viable stem? If not, will it grow one if transplanted to a larger pot?

I received a Phalaenopsis Orchid as a Valentine's Day present. It was in a glass vase, and atop the straight stem, which was held to a support stick by a hair clip, were two lovely pink flowers. It ...
7
votes
1answer
356 views

Could a spider be causing my orchids and cactus to die?

I had several small plants in the office (two orchids and a small cactus) that died. In a short time they began to dry. Now a third orchid is beginning with similar symptoms and I wanted to ask what ...
5
votes
1answer
153 views

Orchid on branch: What carrier could work?

A few years ago I had an orchid that was sold mounted on a cork plaque and did very well - until it was stolen. So I know how to care for them and what to expect (not my question). I can get my hands ...
4
votes
1answer
119 views

Should I repot these orchids

About a year ago I got this orchid as a present. There are two separate plants in a single pot. They were blooming when I bought them, then bloomed a second time. The larger orchid bloomed first by a ...
3
votes
2answers
426 views

What's Wrong with this Orchid?

I had previously asked a question about my Orchids (How Should I Take Care of These Two Phalaenopsis Orchids with Different Behaviors?) and I've read the other questions on the website, however I ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Are these orchids dying? They are flowering but the leaves are turning yellow

We moved and I followed some good advice I got here and moved them to the basement. Prior to that they sat in late summer sun for a week until we arranged everything in the house. At that time it ...
3
votes
1answer
681 views

How Should I Take Care of These Two Phalaenopsis Orchids with Different Behaviors?

I bought a pot of Phalaenopsis Orchid while its flower was almost dead a few months ago. Several weeks later I bought another pot with no flowers on it. I've been keeping both pots in the sitting room ...
2
votes
1answer
458 views

What are the best growing conditions for Vanilla planfolia?

As part of my creation of a tropical growth room to grow some vanilla orchids, I was wondering if anybody knew the optimal conditions to grow this plant. I would need: Humidity Temperature Watering ...
3
votes
2answers
164 views

Tropical Growth Room for Vanilla Planfolia

I live in London and am designing a growth room in my garage (1m (W) by 1m (L) by 2m (H)), for a vanilla planfolia orchid. There will be one or two, and I am wondering how many of what wattage growth ...
3
votes
2answers
99 views

Can anyone identify this cattleya alliance hybrid?

I have lost all tag information for this cattleya alliance and need help identifying it.
3
votes
2answers
107 views

Do some phalaenopsis have naturally weak blooms?

I have eight or so phalaenopsis of varying colors. Except for my newest plants they have all bloomed multiple times under my stewardship. The plant in question has at least twice, perhaps more times,...
4
votes
1answer
612 views

How can you get orchids to bloom again? [duplicate]

My aunt has several varieties of store-bought Phalaenopsis orchids which were blooming when she bought them last spring. However, after the blooms fell off, they did not bloom again. Throughout the ...
2
votes
2answers
180 views

What kind of orchid is this?

I got this at a Lowes in the clearance rack. Included is the slightly cryptic (to me) plant tag. I'm guessing the flower will be purple.
3
votes
1answer
343 views

Orchids not flowering

I have these orchids that I bought three years ago, and they are not flowering. At the beginning they almost died because of insufficient light in my home. I moved them next to an always-on artificial ...
3
votes
1answer
201 views

Help identifying vine in orchid

I have a large collection of indoor orchids in good health. Recently though a strange vine has appeared in one of my indoor orchid pots. I'm not sure if it's a weed or pest, or some sort of non-...
5
votes
3answers
397 views

Is it really an Orchid plant? If yes, then which variety of it?

I had asked my plant vendor for an Orchid plant and I got this one. I am not sure if it is really an Orchid. Since 4 months, it is of same size as I got it initially, it never bloomed. I maintain its ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Can a single young bulb of cymbidium mini survive?

I had a beautiful yellow cymbidium mini. Once I forgot it in heavy rain and in time it rotted badly. I dried it out, cut the rotten parts and left one old, slightly decayed bulb with the flower, but ...
8
votes
2answers
18k views

Orchid - Second plant growing from stem of main plant?

I have an orchid that's been thriving for a few years. A while back I trimmed the main stem (where the first flowers blossomed) over the second knot, and later a whole new orchid started growing ...