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Old 10-26-2018, 12:09 PM
Blooming Idiot Blooming Idiot is offline
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I have repeatedly had my adopted orchid get a stem full of buds. The first couple will bloom but the others die before they open. The plant and leaves look otherwise healthy. I water it about once/week. It gets indirect sunlight. I've included a pic that shows healthy blooms and dead buds circled. Sometimes the buds are about to open when they die. Other times they are very small. Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:05 PM
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There are a variety of things that can affect bud development or loss - low humidity, high temperature, too much light, or mites are the first that jump into mind.
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Old 10-28-2018, 02:49 PM
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Iíve had this happen on Phals with poor root health. It might be worth checking out whatís going on below the surface. Especially if youíve had it awhile and its former keeper didnít do one, repotting into fresh media may be beneficial.

If you do decide to repot, be very conservative when cutting roots (itís better to leave dead ones on than accidentally cut live ones off), and donít prophylacticly spray the roots with hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals.
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