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Is my orchid dead? :(

This is a discussion on Is my orchid dead? :( within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I received this beautiful orchid from my hubby on Valentine's day and well, I think ...

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    lulupalooza06 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Is my orchid dead? :(

    I received this beautiful orchid from my hubby on Valentine's day and well, I think I have managed to kill it. I know what I did wrong- lack of light- as I had it on my kitchen table, because it was so huge. My other 2 orchids are on a table in the living room and they get most of their light because they are under the lamps all the time and they are thriving. Anyway, it has lost every leaf it had. I put it outside thinking it's a goner, but yesterday I had seen it has some green to the roots. Is there any hope for it or should I chalk it up as a loss? Thanks

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    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
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    It is dead, sorry. Get another one to replace it and be sure to repot into fresh medium.


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    Yipes! Sorry, I agree with Bruce, this one is gone. I advise you give it a good ceremony before it hits the compost heap. Maybe you can find another one like that if you really liked it..

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