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The Orchid Forum became so popular that we had to move it to a new page in the blog section of the site. Thanks for all of your great questions and answers; they will be kept here for reference, so feel free to look through the information. If you do not find an answer to your question, please visit the new Question & Answers page on the About Orchids Blog and ask it there. Thanks!

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By: Vee | Date: Mar 22, 2010 |
The roots on my orchids are very dry on the top and the bottom was almost moldy. I took the skin off them and now I am left with only a thread. Does this mean that my orchid is burnt ? If so, what can I do to get her back ?

By: Sharon | Date: Mar 22, 2010 |
can I split some orchids I have that are really packed tight in the pot. There are several in the pot and becoming top heavy,tipping over constantly

By: AboutOrchids | Date: Mar 22, 2010 | AboutOrchids
Some varieties of orchids can exude sap on their leaves, flowers, or flower stems, but sticky residue can also be a sign of pests like aphids. Don't worry about sap, but aphids will damage leaves and flowers.

By: kelly | Date: Mar 21, 2010 |
there is a sappy residue on the underside edges of my orchid leaves. What is it? What should I do about it.

By: AboutOrchids | Date: Mar 19, 2010 | AboutOrchids
I've never been to India (though I've always wanted to visit,) so I'm sorry that I don't know where to buy quality orchids there. However, I do have some orchid buying tips here, here, and here, that I hope will help you when you find a vendor. Good luck!

By: soumallya chatterjee | Date: Mar 18, 2010 |
where form I can get good quality of orchid in india west bengal.

By: AboutOrchids | Date: Mar 18, 2010 | AboutOrchids
To Terry: If the last leaf is dying, it may be past hope. For future reference, check basic care info for Phals. Common causes for problems include too much or too little water, allowing orchid roots to sit in water, cold temps, or too little light.

To Suzanne: I'm no bug expert, but it sounds like you're describing aphids, a common orchid pest. They're especially attracted to fresh growth like flower buds and new leaves. Be persistent with the insecticidal soap -- one dose won't do it. Repeat as often as directed on the label. Also soak the potting material where insects may hide.

By: Terry | Date: Mar 17, 2010 |
Hello,
I have a Phalaenopsis orchid that isn't doing to well... in the last few months its stem has died along with 2 or its 3 large leafs.... and now its last leaf is turning purple!!! what should i do?

By: Suzanne | Date: Mar 17, 2010 |
I have been growing Phaleanopsis for some time with good success, but have one currently that developed a large group of buds that shrivel up before they get a chance to open. I did find some
very small clear bugs on the buds and wiped them off, and used an insecticidal soap on the stem and leaves, but I am trying to save what buds are left. Would appreciate any suggestions.

By: AboutOrchids | Date: Mar 14, 2010 | AboutOrchids
"One size fits all" orchid instructions don't account for the fact that different varieties of orchids have different care needs. Identifying your orchid can be a good place to start. Common causes for problems include too much or too little water, allowing orchid roots to sit in water, cold temps, or too little light.


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