Phalaenopsis Orchid Leaves and Blooms Falling

The blooms have all fell off and leaves have come away as well. The orchid has still got flower stems.


Have I over or under watered the plant.

Botanical Journeys Plant Guides

It is hard to say what is wrong without being able to see the plant but I'll give it a shot.

The symptoms of over and under watering are similar. The best way to know is to carefully remove the orchid from its pot and examine the rootball.

If any roots are brown and rotted, you have over watered it. Cut the rotted roots off with a clean, sharp knife.

If there are any healthy roots left, you may be able to save the orchid. Sprinkle the roots with cinnamon (the spice has antifungal properties) and place the plant into a new pot with fresh bark.

Set it in the shade and hold off on feeding it until you see new growth.

Moth orchids are more vulnerable to under watering than other types of orchids because they do not have the ability to store water.

If you let them dry out too much, the leaves will shrivel. If more water is not supplied, the plant will die.

Phalaenopsis Orchid Care will provide you with more information about growing these beautiful orchids.

Good luck with your plant.

Click here to post comments

Return to Orchid Growing Questions.

Grow Plants Indoors!

Custom Search
Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Botanical Journeys Gardening Newsletter.

*****

We earn a commission when you buy products via the links on this site. Without these sales, it would be impossible for us to keep botanical-journeys-plant-guides.com online.

Small donations are also gratefully accepted:

Thank you very much, we appreciate your support.

Your plant guides,


Selina and Tiny