Why can't I keep my orchids alive?
a friend has orchids and his grow with only getting fed fortnighly with orchid mix. i do the same and mine die. his sit in water when all literature i read says that they must not sit in water. when the flowers died on the 2nd seven that i purchased, i cut off the flower stems and repotted them in orchid mix thinking i was doing everything right. they all died. i nearly cried. however i have purchased another 7 and thought maybe i have over fed them in the past. i have five of them on a windowsill and three of them are looking very sick. thought maybe they got sunburnt thru the glass, but why only 3 of them and not the other 2 that were sitting on the same windowsill. i have two on the kitchen table and they are looking good. i havent watered them as much. is that where i am going wrong.
Nola Day.. Timaru.
Nol5246971 on May 30, 2017
thanks for the comments. think i am being overkind to them so will reduce the watering and feeding and see how that goes. will not put the5 i had on the windowsill back there and hopefully they might survive. they are still in the bark sorta mix that they came in, so there shouldn't be a problem with that. i will be truely gutted if these ones die. i don't seem to have a problem with anything else i plant or grow, only orchids. blast. they are so lovely to look at and flower for a long time but are really expensive to buy in New Zealand. thanks for all your coments. good growing. cheers Nola