Asked on Oct 20, 2017

I inherited a almost dead orchid.

Janet PizaroMaggie CobeagaRosel Kynast


The blossoms and the stems are dead, leafs are in healthy looking with one
new leafs growing. What do I do next ? Cut, re-pot or just wait and see what
will happen? The plant is from my granddaughters Dorm-Room.

6 answers
  • Genie
    on Oct 20, 2017

    If the stems are completely dead, just cut them off. If you want it to bloom again, you must be patient; they bloom once or twice a year. I have mine in a south-facing bathroom with plenty of light. Don't over-water it. I just give mine a couple of tablespoons of water twice a week. (3X when it's hot out). If it grows new leaves, sometimes the bottom ones will die. just wait for them to shrivel and then gently pull them off.
  • Debbie King
    on Oct 21, 2017

    I had one of these too. Cut off any dead stems or blooms, and wait, wait, wait. Mine took almost 2 years to bloom again, not sure why, but then it bloomed more often.
  • Olivia Morris
    on Oct 22, 2017

    First of all it depends on the kind of orchid you have inherited. Orchids will teach you patience but there are things that you can do. I wrote a whole review on orchids and how to keep them happy. You will find that article right here:
  • Rosel Kynast
    on Oct 22, 2017

    Olivia, thank you very much.
    I will post when the orchid is healthy again.
    Thanks also for posting the good tips.
  • Maggie Cobeaga
    on Oct 23, 2017

    i have my orchids outside under a tree ,i don't do anything,except once a month is pray withaliquid that has vitamins ,they are doing beautifully

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