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Phal blooms drooping

This is a discussion on Phal blooms drooping within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; When a Phal bloom starts to droop; they’re very unlikely to re-hydrate. You Phal can’t ...

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    When a Phal bloom starts to droop; they’re very unlikely to re-hydrate. You Phal can’t be any better until it gets new bloom; which should be turgid and healthy. If the Phal root is compromised, they are not being supplies with enough moisture. Because of which it starts to droop and they are drying up because of lack of moisture.

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    I just want to ask if flower buds drop can also happen to my Phal if the smoke of my rice cooker reaches it? I red online articles saying that flower buds are extremely sensitive to low concentrations of colorless ethylene gasses from gas stoves, burning candles, incense and oils. I am living in a small apartment and I'm afraid that even the soap-smelled air vapor coming from the bathroom affects it.

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    Phals by nature are tough orchids. They are airplants after all! However, You can't judge a phal's overall health by its flowers, as they sometimes bloom as a last ditch effort to pollinate with other orchids to make babies to ensure another generation! The most important part of your phal is its roots. Are they mostly green/gray and plump? Thoroughly inspect them and remove rotten ones. Repot if necessary. If I were you, I'd just cut off the flower stems, since the plant is already focusing more on itself than its flowers. Definitely sounds like your orchid is going through a period of readjustment, but rest assured, it'll be ok (: Also, make sure it's not receiving any drafts from any vents in your home.

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