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steve simonek
Is my orchid dead or alive? When the orchid died and winter came. I cut back the stem a little late and I noticed my wife and daughter were watering it all winter. I pulled the plant from the container and set it out to help it dry out. It did not bloom yet or grow a new growth. Is there a chance it can bloom again? Is there something that can be done to help it along for next year? Or does our beautiful Orchid have no fighting chance???
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Orchids are not bulb plants, they are epiphytes. In nature, they grow up in the canopies of trees rather than in soil, absorbing their moisture from the air, rain, and the surface of what they are growing on. This is why they are often grown in moss or bark rather than soil. Some types of orchids have pseudobulbs, a thick part of the stem that holds onto nutrients and water. What type of orchid do you have? The most common type, phalaenopsis, do not have pseudobulbs and when they lose all their leaves it is unlikely that they will recover.
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My orchid is just the root system. No growth or leaves. Are all orchids a bulb type plant? The plant is now dry. The root system seems okay. Should I start to water it again?
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Hi Steve,
How does your orchid look? Are its leaves still green? Also you should look at its roots. If it was overwatered, you may see that the roots are dark and mushy. If they are in good shape and the leaves look okay then your orchid may have a chance! Depending on variety and environmental conditions, orchids may take a long time before they start flowering again. Keep your orchid in a window with partial light, only water when the moss is dry to the touch, and with time you may see some new growth on your orchid.
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