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Dark Green Leaves on my Phalaenopsis Orchid

This is a discussion on Dark Green Leaves on my Phalaenopsis Orchid within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi, Everyone, I read all the recommendations in this thread. And I'd like to ask ...

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    Question Dark Green Leaves on my Phalaenopsis Orchid

    Hi, Everyone,

    I read all the recommendations in this thread. And I'd like to ask you a problem of my own.

    I have a small Phalaenopsis with leaves that are a dark green. The lower, older leaves appear to be very soft-- almost leathery.

    I keep this plant near an east facing window. I never allow direct sunlight, but do open the blinds after mid-morning.

    Here's what it looks like.

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    I'd appreciate your advice.

    Thank you.


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    i would consider that smaller phal to be short of water. That medium looks bone dry. Phals don't like to dry out completely.

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    Yes, water looks due... make sure it drains well and be a bit more generous in your watering in the future. You should see results in 5 days!

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    I agree. You rarely see orchids that are underwatered, but I think you've got a couple there. Soak them thoroughly once a week. The leathery leaves may not get much better, but the new growth should be fine.

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