Re: dying orchid, I think

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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.
: Is this enough bark for the plant?
: What do I do with the moss, if anything?
: Why are the leaves yellow?
: Should I put the plant outside, I live in New york, I read it should not be in exteme temperatures.
: should I mist it?

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.
Do NOT plant it outside. They are tropical plants and are not hardy. Tom

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