plz help me i beg you help me........

Sohrab68(3)March 23, 2014

hello my friends.
i have got an phalanopsis orchid for 1 week.every thing was ok with him.temperature was 22 C,near southern windows with indirect lighting.and water it at friday.i noticed that the flower and blooms turn papery and thin and wilty like picture !! i thought it is thirsty so i watered it.i went to short trip for 2 days and when i came back i saw that most of flower completely turn papery and wilt even blooms wilted!! like an unwatered plant.i watered it and wait for response.please help me why this problem occured!?!?!?

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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

probably just the end of the bloom. Phals are a long lasting bloom but if you bought it in full bloom no way of knowing how long the bloom has previously been open. Now it is up to you to grow the plant so next year you will have a new set of flowers. Cut the spike and grow your plant.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 7:47AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

I thought spikes weren't cut in hope of a kieki?

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 8:36AM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

True about keikis but that should be only considered of plants that are robust. No picture of plant.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 10:03AM
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I'm rather new to Phals, but I do know that producing a keiki is a lot of hard work for the mother plant.
Since you can't be sure of conditions a new Orchid, esp a Big Box Store bought one was grown in or how long it was "on the shelf", I would assume the plant is stressed and not induce keikis this year. I would cut the spent flower spike and fertilize at the first sign of new growth.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 10:05AM
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I was also thinking that since it lost the blooms now would be a good time to repot and see what the media looks like,its spring so giving it fresh media would really benefit,and it would also give you a chance to see what sort of condition the roots are in.Velleta

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 1:08PM
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Wilting flowers could be the result of overwatering or at least the result of the roots staying too wet and beginning to rot. Once this happens you will have to grow the plant drier (but humid!) to encourage new root growth

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 2:46PM
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Phal blooms don't die all at once. Something caused it.


    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 9:52PM
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