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Members of the Orchidaceae noted for their elegant flowers.

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My phalaenopsis orchids are dying while others are healthy

Since last September I have bought many orchids. Now it is hot and dry weather in Ranchi, India where I live. While my cattelya, dendrobium, vanda, catasetum and other orchids are healthy and ...
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Phalaenopsis buds drying out

Hi, My phalaenopsis buds were flowering nicely but are suddenly turning yellow. Can this be because winter is over and the temperatures have risen suddenly. It's also turned very dry. The tropic of ...
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How do i care for these orchids?

My father in law was an avid gardener. He passed away two weeks ago leaving behind a house and garden full of plants. We are overwhelmed as to what to do with them all. His pride was these orchids in ...
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Orchid plant air roots

Can someone let me know where to clip this? It looks like it is growing two new plants.
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Orchid - Air roots growing at top of stem

My orchid grew 2 leaves about Halfway up the stem and has since started growing air roots at the base of the leaves. The new leaves are extremely sticky as well. From what I’ve read on similar posts, ...
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What should I do with the secondary stem coming from an orchid's main stem? (not a keiki)

I have run into this weird situation where a second stem1 is coming out of the main one, like in the two following photos. From what I've seen so far this is not a keiki, as a keiki is supposed to be ...
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What’s wrong with this orchid leaf?

I just noticed that my orchid has a weird leaf, this is the only one that’s having issues though. Is this a fungal issue? Overwatering, underwatering? Thank you!
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What is wrong with my orchid? Tips of leaves are turning brown and soft

I have a relatively young Miltoniopsis orchid that is suffering from browning on the leaves. This had happened previously, it went away, and is now happening again. In the first picture you can see ...
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When to sever and repot a baby orchid?

I have an orchid that has produced a "baby" on a former flower spike. The baby orchid has 4 leaves (2 small, 2 medium), and some nice & healthy-looking aerial roots. The roots are all ...
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How do orchids not fall over in the wild?

I have an orchid that had budded and flowered but the flowers are so heavy that the flower weighed down the stem and broke it. In the wild why does this not happen?
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My Orchid plant is developing blisters on leaves

I have observed that one side of the orchid plant has developed these blisters with faded color leaves. While the other side seems to be completely healthy. Can you tell me what could be the reason?
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What are these bugs infesting my orchids pots?

I have hundreds of these for the last couple of weeks/months in my orchids: I tried to get rid of them but since they hide in the pot, I can't wipe them out... I think they eat the bark and not the ...
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What are the best parameters of LED lights for Phalaenopsis orchids

I am planning to use LED lights for growing Phalaenopsis orchids. What are the parameters I should choose in terms of light strength color duration? There is very minimal sunlight, if any at all.
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Orchid buds yellow and fall off

I have this white flower orchid (Phalaenopsis), for many years now. I got it as a present once, I think more than 15 years ago. And ever since it survived and produces new branches each year, but... ...
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Is this moth orchid irretrievably dying?

Leaves have been dying back for some time but the roots always looked fine. But then the leaves completely dried up and I cut them back to see if there were any viable stem. When I found these. The ...
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Cymbidium orchid - black spots on the leaves

I bought a cymbidium orchid two days ago. Today I noticed that about 30% of the leaves have black spots on their tips (see the picture). Should I be worried or is it something normal? If it's some ...
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Roots of my new Phalaenopsis orchid are yellow, is it mold?

I got a beautiful blooming Phalaenopsis orchid as a gift last week (store-bought). This is my first ever orchid. I looked at some videos about care and replanting and I am concerned that my orchid is ...
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Dendrobium with black spots on the leaves

There are these black spots on almost every leaf of our Dendrobium (?). It has flowered once but has kind of gone into a resting phase ever since, I guess that is normal (please correct me if it's not)...
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Is my orchid diseased?

I bought a pair of Vanda orchids online. One of them looks fine and healthy but the other one had black bruising on the leaves more than halfway up the plant. The articles I read.on the net suggest ...
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Why are my orchid’s leaves turning brown?

I’m a new orchid owner, I don’t know much about them, but my orchid’s leaves are starting to turn brown!!! I keep it away from the windows so they don’t receive too much sunlight but I believe it gets ...
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Why does my orchid have spots on its leaves?

I have an orchid that has spots on two leaves, and no spot on the other leaves. Among these two leaves with spots, one (named "Leaf A") has more visible/pronounced/impressive spots than the other leaf ...
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What is this Orchid with Unusually Shaped Petals?

I took a picture of this orchid at the Atlanta Botanical Garden last year in June. If there was a name plate for it, I didn't see it. It's mostly white, with a bit of purple-pink color, has very ...
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Black cattleya pseudobulb

I would like to ask if I need to prune off the blackened pseudobulb on this cattleya orchid or could I just leave it as is. Thanks!
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How to take care of this orchid

Can someone please give me some advices on how to care of this kind of orchid. I never had orchids before so I would like to know a) if it needs a bigger pot b) what type of soil is best for its needs ...
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Orchid root rot

Hi! I would like to ask for some insights on having roots with black/brown spots and roots with a green tip, but the membrane has turned from white to brown. Is this a sign of root rot on my quarter ...
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could you identify this Orchid?

If been told that this is an Amaryllis but I'm very doubtful. Thanks to the clue given by @GardenGems I have finally narrowed it down to bromeliads It has a baby that looks slightly different ...
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Giving a beautiful orchid as a Christmas gift to your mother?

What rather rare and colourful orchid that you can't find in supermarkets could I order on Amazon as a Christmas gift for my mother?
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Should I re-pot this orchid?

I am wondering if this orchid has outgrown it's pot? If it is, should I wait until spring, or should I re-pot it right away. Thanks!
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Can I save orchids infested with scale insects?

I have a number of orchids, which are doing well in general terms, but which are becoming increasingly infested with scale insects. I've tried manual removal, and spraying with such things as Neem ...
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What went wrong with my orchids?

Can anyone tell me what did I do wrong and how can I take better care of these flowers?
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Orchid rehabilitation (wrinkled leaves, one root)

Please help!! I desperately want to revive my orchid! I got a phalaenopsis orchid as a gift and I love him but I'm in over my head! This is my first orchid. Also it was just from a grocery store so ...
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Recommended plants for a 10 cm diameter by 10 cm depth hole in a log

I have recently planted up a fernery in my garden and have put in a few old logs for character. A larger log/stump I chiseled in some holes to plant with something such as a small fern, an orchid ...
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Is this Orchid dying?

I've had these orchid for about a month and it was doing really well but now it looks like its dying.What type of orchid is this? How do I make it bloom again?
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should i trim the roots of my phalaenopsis

i was recently repotting some orchids from the hardware store / ikea after watching https://www.youtube.com/MissOrchidGirl some of the roots look like the one being held in the photo, where there is ...
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Kind and color of orchid

I couldn't find a photo similar to my orchid. What kind and color is it?
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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