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Am I killing my Phal Orchid?

This is a discussion on Am I killing my Phal Orchid? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I am not sure what I am doing wrong to this previously gorgeous Phal . ...

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    I am not sure what I am doing wrong to this previously gorgeous Phal. I water it the same as my other Orchids (they are all fine), but the roots look rough, the flowers are all falling off, and the stems seem to be dying. Any advice would be appreciated!

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    I would recommend cutting the flower spike as soon as the flowers are done. Also; you might want to repot your phalaenopsis as your roots look bad. There are articles that will help you through repotting. The plant itself looks very healthy and once repotted it should take off and grow nicely for you. The spike will naturally turn brown when it is done flowering, this is a natural process. Welcome to the site...look around on the boards and you will find a wealth of information to help you keep your orchid healthy.

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    Thank you! I repotted it today, I'm looking forward to seeing it perk up now. Thanks much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Bean View Post
    Thank you! I repotted it today, I'm looking forward to seeing it perk up now. Thanks much.
    I hope it turns out well. Good luck!

    cheers,
    BD

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