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Help with my Orchid!

I have had my orchid since January. It looked beautiful all these months, then suddenly all of the flowers started falling off. I didn't do anything different in taking care of it. I don't know much about these plants, so I was wondering if they re-bloom? Here are before and after pics...

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Alison82

Asked by Alison82 at 2:44 PM on May. 10, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • My mom has one similar. It should re-bloom. She usually lets it dry, then floods it when it does not have any blooms.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 2:50 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • I don't have an orchid and never tried to grow one. Do they need drainage? Does yours have drainage if it needs it? I had a plant once that required a lot of drainage and I did not give it enough. Although it did well for some time; one day, it just died.
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 10:11 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • Yes, if you have the right mineral content in your water, and keep it moist. Just cut off those flower stems and keep the stem holders (I put mine under the sink until the plant blooms again). Indirect light (a kitchen window will do just fine).
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 5:24 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Thank you
    Alison82

    Comment by Alison82 (original poster) at 7:07 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Not sure, but here's a bump!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 7:41 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • They do rebloom, but I believe they have a dormant period between. Cut off the spent bloom stalks too.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:05 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I have no clue, I killed mine. :(
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:44 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I think they are supposed to do that, mine did anyway.
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:29 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • I think its to do that
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 2:34 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • no idea, sorry
    asil

    Answer by asil at 11:56 PM on May. 13, 2011

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