Posted by Newt on April 29, 2003 at 00:38:46:
In Reply to: Orchid posted by gayleen rollins on April 23, 2003 at 10:58:54:
: I am trying to nurse back to health two orchids that I have inerited. One was leftin a car for a couple of hours and got too hot. One was left in standing water too long. They have both lost thier blooms and some of their leaves. I cut them back and am keeping moist and well drained. What else can I do? They seem doomed. Will milk help?
Sometimes just waiting is all that is needed and sometimes there is nothing that can save a plant that has succumbed to harsh treatment. I would say to give them time if you have them in ideal conditions now. I don't think the milk would help, but it certainly can't hurt as it's a gentle way to give calcium and other nutrients.