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Lost all flowers.

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Gizmo, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. Gizmo

    Gizmo Gardener

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    Hi we got a plant that has lost all its flowers just wounding if its dead or will it come back..
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    It's an orchid flowering nicely, have you got a recent picture after the flowers fell off?
     
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      Hi thanks for the reply... It looks very bald nowIMG_20210810_164858.jpg
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Cut the flower stems back to the next notch down from where the flowers were.

      Keep it in good indirect light and be very careful not to overwater, let the compost become fairly dry before watering,, they like a humid atmosphere so spray it with water once or twice a day.
       
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        Thanks for the reply we was advised to use tappa water once a week
         
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Rain water, but only when it has died out to some extent, the roots rot very easily.
        How can you determine once a week, as different conditions dry out faster than others, best to look through the container and see the colour of the compost and do a finger test down the side of the pot if it still looks wet, don't water.
         
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        If you want to remove all those microscopic critters you can boil the water.

        My orchids are pretty satisfied with room temperature tap water though.
         
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          I always use rain water when possible as the water here is chalky.

          I don't bother about anything microscopic in the water, it's all part of the natural world as far as I'm concerned. :smile:
           
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