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Advise please

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by hazel johnson, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. hazel johnson

    hazel johnson New Member

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    [​IMG] Hi can some one give me advise please.. i have just purchased this orchid in the hope of rescueing it..it looks healthy other than the flowers have got mildew on them i beleive from the when they were in the garden centre they were in a cellephene/plastic wrap and watered incorrectly by just tipping water on them over the flowers and leaves etc and then being kept damp in the wrap the mildew developed, i have kept it away from my other orchids to be safe but what i want to know is do i just leave it to finish flowering as normal or should i just cut the flower stems ( 2 ) off now or will this do more harm than good?
    regards
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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hello Hazel, Welcome to the forum. I would just take off the flowers that are open and spoiled. If there are more buds on the spike they should develope normally.
     
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  3. hazel johnson

    hazel johnson New Member

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    Will do and many thanks x
     
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hazel, welcome to Orchids Forum.
     
  5. annabanana1987

    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    I would question the roots not the flowers. Pic?
    And welcome to the forum♥♡♥ I have found a lot of guidance from here !