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Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by CoolOrchid, Aug 9, 2018.
Why the bloom is drooping?
Could be from a gas leak.
Plant is underwatered.
Ripening fruit nearby.
As Marni mentioned, gas leak.
Dry (as in heavily air-conditioned) air.
(Keep in mind that bathrooms are generally only humid when you are in them, otherwise, they'd be covered in mold).
How old are the flowers? Could just be the end of their life cycle.
So, orchid in the bathroom is a bad idea?
No, lots of people grow orchids in the bathroom. How often do you water the plant? If you can post an image of the plant itself so we can see how healthy it is that would help. Do you have a gas heater that heats the bathroom? Whe Ray mentions ripening fruit, they put off methelyene gas that will hasten the fading of flowers, but not so likely they are near this plant.
Ethylene gas. Methelyene doesn't exist. (Yes, I used to be a chemist, and even have the degrees. I just like to be annoying occasionally.)
Ethylene is a powerful maturation hormone. Ripe apples give it off, and that's why people used to put bromeliads in a bag with a ripe apple to get them to flower. Maybe they still do, I dunno. Also why tomato growers would put them in rooms with kerosene heaters to ripen them.
The whole orchid looks okay.
Yeah, what Carl said.
Placing your orchids in the bathroom will give them highs and lows when it comes to humidity.