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Watering Vs Sunlight? Orchid Flower care

This is a discussion on Watering Vs Sunlight? Orchid Flower care within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have two Phalaenopsis orchids and I got them quite recently. To get to the ...

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    Default Watering Vs Sunlight? Orchid Flower care

    I have two Phalaenopsis orchids and I got them quite recently. To get to the chase, I'll just say what my 'problem' is.

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    1.Okay, so some of my flowers are wrinkling on their own along the stem, while other flowers remain perfectly fine. For some reason, the flowers in the middle are the ones that are wrinkling, and the ones that are closer to the main stem are perfectly fine. Does anyone know why this is happening? If it helps, I pollinated one orchid flower from each plant, (I know that they're supposed to wrinkle so it's fine,) is this why they're doing this? or is it from lack of light? (see below)

    2. Some of the new buds that where on the plant are dieing. I think I know why, but I just wanted to check up to see if I was correct. It's either because a lack of light, or because I just got them and they're trying to adjust. Is this why it's happening, or is there another possibility that's to be pointed out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plantix View Post
    I have two Phalaenopsis orchids and I got them quite recently. To get to the chase, I'll just say what my 'problem' is.

    With the Flowers

    1.Okay, so some of my flowers are wrinkling on their own along the stem, while other flowers remain perfectly fine. For some reason, the flowers in the middle are the ones that are wrinkling, and the ones that are closer to the main stem are perfectly fine. Does anyone know why this is happening? If it helps, I pollinated one orchid flower from each plant, (I know that they're supposed to wrinkle so it's fine,) is this why they're doing this? or is it from lack of light? (see below)

    2. Some of the new buds that where on the plant are dieing. I think I know why, but I just wanted to check up to see if I was correct. It's either because a lack of light, or because I just got them and they're trying to adjust. Is this why it's happening, or is there another possibility that's to be pointed out?
    I would agree with you on the first, or perhaps they came from the same flask as seedlings, or were mericloned, and a chemical incompatibility has occured-my Dendrobium speciosum did this-all 567 flowers dropped after i pollinated two-keep an eye on it. As for the second issue, light wont be the problem. The store (?) you got them from probably either kept them cooler or warmer than your house, and they are blasting or terminating. Some orchids just do this if there is a significant (maybe 2-5oC) temp difference in the room you are keeping them from the room you moved them from.

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