Questions tagged [orchids]

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

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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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Tea bag method effectivity

I would like to ask for some of your opinion in using the "tea bag" method (submerging the rhizome part in tea) to rehydrate a shriveled cattleya w/ little to no roots. Maybe some of you could shed a ...
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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 10cm diameter by 10cm 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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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)?
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Name the plant please [closed]

Name the plant, please. It may be an orchid.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...