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Q.Just wondering if Hong Kong Orchid trees drop their leaves more than once a year.

Zone San Diego CA 92117 | andi2449 added on June 24, 2019 | Answered

It seems I’m picking up leaves a lot during the year, but I’ve never paid attention to the time of year I’m doing it. It’s nearing the end of losing its leaves now (June), and I’m looking forward to another year of healthy green leaves and blossoms in the near future.

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Answered on June 24, 2019

They don't usually drop their leaves more than once per year unless conditions are dry. This will cause leaf drop to preserve moisture within the tree. It will usually recover from this.

Here is an article that will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/orchid-tree/growing-orchid-trees.htm

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