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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by amanita, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. amanita

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    I picked one of these up at the local Morrisons last week and after 3 days the flowers had begun to wilt and drop off. Would this be expected behaviour at this time of year?
    can anyone shed any light? I placed it in the bathroom with a couple of moth orchids
    which seem to flourish there.dend.JPG
     
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    Probably due to a change of temperature and/or humidity

    Not much you can do really once the buds start dropping off
     
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      To be fair, unless you bought it with unopened buds the flowers could have been open for some time. As they age they become more fragile so a change in conditions is all it takes to finish them off.
       
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        Thanks to you both, it turns out that they exchanged it for a healthy one
         
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