The Q&A Archives: Orchid leaves dropping after bloom

Question: Have bought several phanopsis (sp)orchids from your store, but after blooming all leaves dropped off. Other species did not, is this normal??

Answer: Robert,

That is not normal. There is some loss of older leaves from time to time but I suspect your plants were either reacting to a dramatic change in light intensity or perhaps to a watering extreme such as soggy wet or very dry for a period of time. Provide them a very dilute solution of a soluble plant food such as Miracle Gro (the low "constant feed" label rate) and put them in a very bright area but out of direct sunlight. They should be fine in time.

Thanks for the question. Please stop in again soon!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by mcash70 and is called "Moss on a log"