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(Phal) yellowing leaves and flower drop

This is a discussion on (Phal) yellowing leaves and flower drop within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; so what should i do next? repot it? cut the spikes? or should I wait ...

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    so what should i do next?
    repot it?
    cut the spikes?
    or should I wait for my last two buds to hopefully bloom?

    do you think that opening at the bottom of the pot is enough for drainage?

    thx alot all

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    Rara,

    The pot opening is fine. Water when the potting mix just dries out. Er, by waiting an extra day, if in doubt. Once the plant is out of bloom, I'd repot it to see how the roots look. That's the best indicator of the plant's health.

    In the meantime, you can wait for the last buds to bloom on the spike; you can cut the spike high (just below the first blooming bract - the joint that the first bud came out of, that's probably already fallen off - trying to get it to rebloom on this spike; or you can cut the spike at its base and let the plant put its energy into growing bigger and healthier for next year's blooms.

    The leaves look healthy - I'd think of choices one or two, but it's up to you.

    Julie

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    thank you so very much Julie and the rest

    God willing my orchid will bloom again

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    hello everyone

    my leaves are turning weird in color

    one bottom leave turned yellow and wrinkled.
    the top leave is starting to get a yellow center

    what's wrong??


    God bless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rara Avis
    UP!
    ?????

    As for the bottom leaf turining yellow, that is quite common, the leaf is dying off. Nothing to worry about. Yellowing of the crown could be a sign of real trouble. But no rush to judgement yet -- Check to see if there is any sign of rot in the crown of the plant. Make sure no water is in the crown at any time. And make sure it isn't getting direct sunlight at any point in the day..

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    I think there is a REAL trouble
    all the leaves turned yellow with the exception of the top crown one which is still green

    I am really worried now and totally unaware of what to do


    is it dyin????

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    Hi , It does not sound good , probably some type of rot. From the roots or crown .
    What happens is rot enters the plant killing it . If only one leaf left I would not try and save it . Know how you feel Gin

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    Julie,

    I think you're right too about the drainage. I bought mine on sunday and the blooms are dropping. Its wrapped in paper so I just took the paper off...we'll see...

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilee View Post
    Julie,

    I think you're right too about the drainage. I bought mine on sunday and the blooms are dropping. Its wrapped in paper so I just took the paper off...we'll see...
    Good move! Welcome to our community!

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