Hey all! Last year I bought a white orchid, not a mini one, but a small one. The flowers fell and I was thinking that this time of the year there would be new ones but no flowers, no leaf buds, nothing. One of the branches turned yellow and I thought it was drying so I cut the dried part. Now it looks ok- everything is green. But there are no flowers, any idea what is happening? I want my pretty white orchid back
I have four orchids and they are flowering beautifully right now, so something is amiss with your one, let's try to work out a few options to bring yours back to flowering.
Where do you keep it, it needs plenty of light, but not full, blazing, sunlight.
Watering, and this important, water once a week, give the bark compost a thorough soaking with room temperature water, let the water drain away once the compost is thoroughly wet, and NEVER let it stand in water.
You could give it a very gentle shower with a watering can, again room temperature water, to refresh it's leaves.
Now be patient and maybe a flower stem will start soon, in which case, be gentle with the new stem, they are sometimes fragile.
When mine are in flower, I water more often, twice a week will probably be fine.
Hey Jazzy, Thanks for the tips. I am following all rules that you listed except for the watering... the lady at the flower shop told me to pour second pot with water and leave it...And that's what I have been doing for a year...
I will definitely stop that. Otherwise, I am watering it once a week, it is in my sunniest room without being under direct sunlight. I'm gonna take your advice on the watering and hope for the best. Thanks a lot!
Post by Lancashire Lass on Jul 6, 2017 13:44:45 GMT
I have orchids at the moment flowering still whigh I bought in May. I water once a week with tepid water from the bottom then after an hour tip away any not taken up. When they finish flowering, I will end up throwing them away as I am too impatient to wait for them to flower again! I believe the old flowering stem should be cut off when the last flower has dropped.