Posted by TomR on July 11, 2003 at 19:07:25:
In Reply to: dying orchid, I think posted by Michele on July 10, 2003 at 07:24:42:
: I received this orchid as a gift. Almost immediately the flowers fell of and now the leaves are beginning to turn yellow. It is in a strange sort of pot that is very deep, however when you remove the moss, you find that the plant itself is rooted in a 'collander' type shallow container with some bark.
We need more info. What type of orchid is it? A Phal? A Den? Probably one of those 2. The Moss is for looks mainly. If it's a Phal keep the soil SLIGHTLY damp and keep it out of direct sun, it's a low light plant. IF a Den let the bark dry out between waterings and give it bright light, morning or late afternoon sun is o.k.