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Preventing Premature Orchid Bloom Drop

By TheOrchidGirl
April 22, 2016

Have you ever bought an orchid in bloom, only to see its flowers fall off a few days later? If so, read on! :D

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 21, 2016 6:12 PM CST
Thanks for that information. I had no idea.
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Name: Annabelle
Clifton Park, NY (Zone 5b)
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TheOrchidGirl
Apr 22, 2016 6:06 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Apr 22, 2016 6:31 AM CST
Heck, neither did I.
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stillwood
Apr 22, 2016 6:36 AM CST
I have just moved my only 2 blooming orchids away from the fruit bowl (bananas and apples) which were side b side - I thought it looked nice!!

Good information and explains a lot. Thanks.
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 22, 2016 7:14 AM CST
I never had the problem because I don't use air freshener and I never put the orchids near the fruit but that's not saying I wouldn't have someday. Now I know so it won't happen. Yay!
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Apr 22, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Another good lesson learned today! There is something I have heard which needs to be close to ripening fruit to promote blooming, but for the life of me I can't remember what it is. Maybe some old wives tale I heard in the past.
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Rainbow
Apr 22, 2016 11:24 AM CST
I think maybe pineapples. I sprinkled ripe apple pieces among the leaves of my plants and they started inflorescing almost right away.

Incidentally, ripe banana peels are placed among orchid plants for the potassium. So I guess when orchids are in bloom they shouldn't get the banana peels because the ethylene gas emitted by them will affect the blooms?
Name: Marie
Ohio (Zone 6b)
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GrannyMarie
Apr 23, 2016 4:56 AM CST
Fascinating! I had no idea.

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