Instead of putting out new growths, your orchid has stopped growing during its growing season in the summer. Chances are your orchid is losing its roots to rot and they are incapable of taking up water and nutrients. Before you throw away the orchid, try to save it and you will be surprised how easy […]
To know how healthy your sympodial orchid is, one of the best ways is to check those rounded pseudobulbs that grow above the roots and below the leaves. If their bulbs are rotten or wrinkled, you know they are struggling. Wrinkled bulbs are especially common for Oncidiums. The pseudobulbs of Oncidiums shrivel mainly because of
If you own oncidium or cattleya orchids, you’ll find that those plump rounded growths called “pseudobulbs” at the base of the leaves and above the roots are susceptible to rot. The problem of bulb rot in sympodial orchids (e.g. oncidiums, cattleyas, dendrobiums) is similar to stem rot in monopodial orchids (e.g. Phalaenopsis). Bulb rot usually
We all have experienced the shock of witnessing our healthy-looking orchids die suddenly and rapidly within a matter of days. It starts with a leaf or two turning yellow overnight. A close examination can reveal a darkened area of infection eating into the side of the stem. And the next thing we know is leaf
An orchid without leaves is not necessarily a lost case. Leafless orchids with a good stem and some root(s) can be rescued, especially with proper care and patience. To find the right remedy, you must first identify the cause according to its early symptoms. So, why does an orchid lose its leaves? The common reasons
When a large amount of orchid roots are growing out of the pot, you may be wondering if the orchid is trying to tell you something about the medium. Why does an orchid grow so many roots outside the pot? It is natural for epiphytic orchids, especially Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, Oncidium, to grow aerial roots in different directions.