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overwatering and prune Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid')

This is a discussion on overwatering and prune Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I sent photos of my phal . 1.why the leaf comıng yellow color? 2.how we ...

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    I sent photos of my phal.

    1.why the leaf comıng yellow color?

    2.how we can understand overwaterıng an what ıs method ?

    3.when flowers all fell?where can I prune?


    4.can you put a sıgn of photo where I must to trım?for bloomıng next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lover View Post
    I sent photos of my phal.

    1.why the leaf comıng yellow color?

    2.how we can understand overwaterıng an what ıs method ?

    3.when flowers all fell?where can I prune?


    4.can you put a sıgn of photo where I must to trım?for bloomıng next year.

    look my frıends
    1. lower leaves on phals generally turn yellow and fall off as the plant matures. If upper leaves start turning yellow, then there is likely a root problem.

    2. Overwatering happens when you keep your orchid's roots too wet. With your phal in this bark mix, you should be able to water your orchid once a week. When you water, lift the pot and feel the weight. Then, in one week, lift the pot and feel the 'dry' weight. Also, try sticking your finger down into the medium to test for moisture. Phals don't want to dry completely out, but should not be 'wet' either. It is better to error on the side of drying out than staying too wet.

    3.See attached image below.
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    Cut the bloom spikes off about one inch above the base of the plant. This will let your orchid grow new leaves and roots. Next year, when your plant is ready to bloom again, another spike will come out from the base of the plant as these two did.

    4. Hope the photo is what you wanted.

    Cheers,
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    how can I say you !!!!! you are prefect you explaıned me from photos ıts easy for my communıcatıon wıth me(because my language not fluenty)brutal dreamers when I trım stıkes can I put jell on trıms.....

    Q.look at the begınıng leaf ıs green whıch ıs rıght .but second leaf yellow ıs normal ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Lover View Post
    how can I say you !!!!! you are prefect you explaıned me from photos ıts easy for my communıcatıon wıth me(because my language not fluenty)brutal dreamers when I trım stıkes can I put jell on trıms.....
    Yes, you can seal the cut with a jell if you wish. It should be fine without too.

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    Q.look at the begınıng leaf ıs green whıch ıs rıght .but second leaf yellow ıs normal ok?
    I think the orchid looks normal. The yellow is probably just natural die off, but like I mentioned it could be due to over-watering. Let the orchid dry out more and see how it goes.

    What is your native language?

    Cheers,
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    my natıve languages are four I start to go school fıve years old fırst fıve year cprıot turkısh and cprıot greek languages after 11 years old we learn greece greek and turkey turkısh language after 18 years old we learn engılsh or french language I chose englısh uk

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