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Help! My orchid is sick!

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Mkaterfly, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Mkaterfly

    Mkaterfly New Member

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    Help! My orchid isn't looking too good (although it's bloomed beautifully)!

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Redding, California, USA
    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm not going to speculate on what caused the leaf damage but your plant looks dehydrated. The leaves should be smooth and glossy. It is normal for Phalaenopsis such as this to loose the lower leaves and retain only 2-4 leaves but the top leaves should not look shriveled. Also, the roots look very dehydrated. They should be smooth, plump and silvery.

    How are you watering and how often. In summer, growing indoors, you should be drenching the bark over the sink every 5-7 days. For the next 2-3 weeks you may want to water every 3-4 days to get those roots plumped.
  3. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Fairbanks, Alaska
    I agree with kelly. The leaf damage isn't too much of concern, but how much light are you giving? You might be giving too much light in addition to inadequate water (and low RH).