I was given three orchids in a large pot almost two years ago. They clearly love their location in front of a bow window facing SW. I water them 2x a week and let them dry out before watering again. Some of the blossoms started to wilt last year. After I repotted them they visibly thrived and grew taller and taller - up to two feet. During this time I didn't notice any wilting blossoms at all. Now that wilting phenomenon has begun again. What I'm wondering is: Might they be getting too tall? Should orchids ever be pruned back to soil let? Or - WHERE should they be cut when all the blossoms of a stem have wilted and dropped off? Thank you for any suggestions you can give me.
Care of Orchids Indoors
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Orchids do not bloom constantly. They have a bloom period and then after the blooms have died, the plants need a dormancy period.
Occasional repotting is needed for Orchids. They also need regular watering and feeding. Wilting could be due to overcrowded plants or watering issues.
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