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Orchid Rescue needed.... Overwater or oversun?

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    Default Orchid Rescue needed.... Overwater or oversun?

    Hello! New orchid mom here. I've kept my orchid, Ophelia, alive since January. When I got her she only two buds were open so i got to see them bloom but just today or maybe yesterday she started wilting! Trying to nurse her back to health.

    She's been at the spot since Jan. I water her probably every 3 weeks as most of the time the moss is still moist. She was really dry this weekend, so I might have overwatered a tad, but not sure how i can tell. I posted pictures of the roots. Are they decaying or still in good shape? I assume the bright green things the roots? (pardon my naiveté)

    The second change was that I raised the blinds and have kept them open. Now that it's summer I think the sun is coming in at a different angle during sunset and she's possibly getting more direct light? Especially with the raised blinds. I think she just got a little too much sun exposure.

    I also don't have the AC on yet so could it be too hot in here?

    I posted a picture of the open and raised blinds versus them closed as I had been having them. The glare on the open blind picture probably is what's giving too much sunlight.

    Thoughts and remedies?









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    Looks okay to me. I don't like growing in moss. Personally, I'd cut the spike and repot in a bark mix.
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Your roots look good. I think 4-5 months is about as long as you can expect Phal flowers to last. Now you just have to get it to flower again
    Last edited by Chris in Hamilton; May 18th, 2017 at 11:11 PM. Reason: I was a bit rude

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    Yup, agree with the 'cut-the-spike' recommendation. Plant & roots look fine.

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