I was given an orchid (it wasnt in flower). I don't know if the 3 little buds are roots or new stems starting. Any advice happily received.

(sorry about the rubbish pictures)


  • Was there ever a plant that was more bought and less understood? The growers must be laughing all the way to the proverbial. Don't hold your breath but I think these are roots... air roots. Still, at least it is alive and there must be some hope that it will flower. I have 4 looking like this and my patience is wearing a bit thin. If they don't flower this year they might make good compost.

    Perhaps someone else can tell us both how to scare them into flower.

  • Lol, yea i thought the were roots, just hoped a least one was a stem image.   Its growing a new leaf aswell so maybe it will flower soon.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    They do flower again, in time.  While you wait, keep buying new ones, cheaply if possible.  And yes, those are new roots.

  • Thanks Welshonion, i'll try to stick with it lol image.

  • Janet 9Janet 9 Posts: 15

    I have had a orchid for 3 years lots of leave growth but still no flowers I,m still living in hope of a flowers this year is its last chance .


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