Why Are My Orchid Flowers Falling Off

What do I do when the flowers fall off my orchid?

After the flowers drop from the orchid you have three choices: leave the flower spike (or stem) intact, cut it back to a node, or remove it entirely. Remove the flower spike entirely by clipping it off at the base of the plant. This is definitely the route to take if the existing stem starts to turn brown or yellow.

Is it normal for all orchid flowers to fall off?

In most cases, this is a normal part of the Phalaenopsis orchid lifecycle. The fallen blooms merely signal that your orchid has reached the end of its blooming cycle and it's now storing up energy to rebloom. However, sometimes bloom loss can be indicative of a bigger problem in the health of your orchid.

Why do my orchid buds keep falling off?

Changes in watering frequency, pollution, insufficient light, temperature fluctuation, and environmental shifts cause healthy-looking orchid buds to fall off, wither and shrivel. Phalaneopsis orchids are particularly susceptible to their buds falling off due to inconsistencies in care and their location.

Where is the best place to keep orchids?

Orchids thrive in the sunshine, and the living room tends to get the most sunlight in your home. Indirect sunlight is best. So one of the best places to keep your orchid is near a north- or east-facing window.

Do orchids need more water when blooming?

What About Watering Orchids In Bloom? Regularly water orchids that are blooming, growing new roots, or new leaves. While some orchids such as Cattleyas and Dendrobiums like to dry out between watering, others such as Phalaenopsis and Paphiopedilums like to remain evenly moist.

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