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Thread: Buds are shriveling up and falling off

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    Default Buds are shriveling up and falling off

    I am trying to regrow orchids
    I am very successful in growing buds
    But then they shrivel up and fall off before the bloom
    Any suggestions ?
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    Ray Barkalow
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    There are a number of reasons that may happen, including:

    • Insufficient humidity
    • Hot or cold blast of air
    • Sudden change in temperature
    • Excessive sunlight
    • Mites
    • Insufficient water - i.e., underwatering or a poor root system that cannot take up enough water to start with.
    • Fumes (ethylene) from a dirty or poorly-tuned gas flame.
    • Ethylene from ripening fruit.

    There are probably a few more I’ve neglected while having my first cup of coffee, but if you can explain what type of orchid we’re talking about and the details of your growing area and watering habits, we might be able to narrow it down more.

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