My orchid does not seem to be doing so well. I got it for Mother's Day. It had three flowers on it when we got it but yesterday three dropped off (it has grown one since we had it) now it sort of looks blah and the one exisiting flower is drooping. I have moved it to a better light area to see if that helps. Any other suggestions? Thanks.


Asked by Mimomof3boys at 6:10 PM on Jun. 18, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • Hey girlie! I LOVE orchids they are my favorite flower.
    Make sure wherever your orchid is, the air is circulating- because believe it or not, it NEEDS this in its environment. Also- you need to look up the special care requirements for your particular TYPE of orchid. Check out THIS site (view comments for tips)

    Answer by MamaCarterof5 at 6:16 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • i don't know a lot about flowers BUT i have always heard to be sure you don't water it too much at all. my mom always taught me to just put an ice cube on it every few days or so and that is good for an orchid. maybe look into that some more to find out how often and how many specifically.

    Answer by kltaylor07 at 7:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • Most orchids only bloom about twice a year.. so you may be hanging on to it for a while... I have several and most of the time they just have the green leaves :( but I think there is special bloom fertilizer and you need to soak them weekly in a bowl of water, at least that is what we do. They are a tough plant to care for- I bought an $18 dollar "fake bloom" stem that looks real and poked it in one of mine....lol, I am such a cheater!

    Answer by Lainee at 8:37 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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  • do NOT overwater them. they tend to like it dry but like a misting once in a while they also do not like full sun

    Answer by vbruno at 11:47 PM on Jun. 18, 2008

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