Does anyone know why those 2 leaves are yellowing?


After a few weeks of just showing buds, it finally started to bloom, but i noticed those 2 bottom leaves, yellowing. Other than that you can see the plant looks healthy.

q does anyone know why those 2 leaves are yellowing
  8 answers
  • Susan Susan on Mar 25, 2019

    Either too much water or not enough. I'd say too wet. The soil looks pretty wet. Orchid roots like to breath.

    • Anthony Anthony on Mar 25, 2019

      The water you see is not from watering...i water only once a week. The water was put there to emit humidity. You can see the pot is on another saucer within the red saucer.

  • Rosslyn Lim Rosslyn Lim on Mar 25, 2019

    Don't worry, they are just older leaves getting ready drop off. I have orchids that do this sometimes. I don't like how they spoil the look of the plant, so I cut them off with a sterilized sharp knife. After cutting the leaf off, dab some ground cinnamon on the cut edge. Do that also when you cut flower spikes off. This is a natural antibacterial.

  • Rosslyn Lim Rosslyn Lim on Mar 25, 2019

    You're welcome!

  • Sherry Heflin Sherry Heflin on Mar 26, 2019

    Just old leaves falling off...Don't worry looks like you're doing a great job....

  • Terri Terri on Mar 26, 2019

    I think you over watered it

  • Betsy Betsy on Mar 27, 2019

    Hi Anthony: Like everything, the leaves are just dying. Cut them off near the stem. If you leave them to dry out, the plant spends a lot of energy trying to keep them alive and that's not fair to the rest of the plant. So, not to worry, just trim them off. Good luck

  • I have been watching some good YouTube videos about how to care for Orchids. . I have learned a lot as I have some that are in the wrong kind of pots and potting mixture. . check them out. . they say they can live for 50 years. . I have one that's at least 13 years old. . I love them. . good luck

  • Ellen Long Ellen Long on Mar 30, 2019

    Hi Anthony - Your two stemmed orchid is healthy and beautiful. Sherry and Betsy are right. As an orchid lover, I have learned that the leaves will start to die when the plant still looks healthy and vibrant. Yes, cut off the dead leaves. As the plant continues to grow, the energy will be focused only on the new growth. Keep up the good work.

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