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This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; My new (2 year old) phalaenopsis is growing and blooming each year. My question is ...

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    My new (2 year old) phalaenopsis is growing and blooming each year. My question is the leaves are okay but look a little dull. Am I watering too much. It's in a window facing south.

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    Hi Mbrown, welcome to Orchidtalk.

    If you are able to post a photo, that would help in determining the health of the plant.

    When you say the leaves are a little dull, do u mean there aren't shiny anymore? If that is all it is, you can always get a bit of milk and water mix and just wipe this mix with a paper towel over the leaves. It will clean and make the leaves shinier.

    However, if the leaves are also looking limp, then you may have a problem. You may want to check the roots to see that they are still in good condition. Depending on how much water it is getting, ie if the mix is staying wet for too long, that could be the cause of the root rot.

    Good luck with your Phal.

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