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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Pallavi, Aug 21, 2022.

  1. Pallavi

    Pallavi New Member

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    Hey We have always wanted to have orchids at home and fail to make thrm survive. This time we bought them and kept close to the glass window of our balcony. It was all blooming good until we left it without watering for two weeks as we were to travel. Those two weeks were super hot in switzerland. However we had kept some water in a tray with stones to keep up the humidity. By the time we came back we saw all flowers dried and dropped. Keave have these brown patches and dry kind of look. I am attaching pictures of same. What could be the problem. We water once a week by soaking the pot in watet for 5 mins and draining them out.
     

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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Those brown patches are sunburn.

    There is nothing you can do about it now. They tissues are dead, and as they are unbroken, are sterile, should should not present and future issues.

    For the most part, phalaenopsis are deep understory plants, so never see direct sunlight. If grown very warm, humid, and shady, they will bloom far better than if grown in bright light. They may take a year off from blooming while they metabolically adjust, but the long-term benefit is likely to be significant.
     
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    Mel Rose New Member

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    JamaicanGoldMine - Etsy
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    These terracotta pots are great for orchid health.