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Orchid Losing Leaves

My moth orchid leaves are turning brown and falling off, although it's still flowering.  Can anyone advise what the problem is?  Thank you.


  • InglezinhoInglezinho Posts: 568
    1. Overwatering. 2. Shock at being moved 3. Sunburn. Take your pick. If 1. Remove it from the pot and let it dry out. After 10 days put it in a glass jar with a few drops of water - for humidity mainly - and wait for it to recover then plant in clay pebbles. Don't remove any roots. 2. Talk to it nicely and keep it shaded. 3. Move to shade. Good luck. Ian
    Everyone likes butterflies. Nobody likes caterpillars.
  • Susan463Susan463 Posts: 17
    Thanks Inglezinho - will remove from the pot now.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,146
    take the plant out of the pot and check the root. Are they green/silver and juicy or rotted, dry or dead? Most orchids die from over watering or no watering.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,022
    They're stubborn sulkers too. Sometimes just moving it helps.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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