Phalaenopsis Orchids
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moth ochid

Zone zone4-5 | maasannejulie added on March 1, 2017 | Answered

My moth orchid has been blossoming for about two weeks. The leaves seem to look wilted. They are not as upright as they were before. Is this normal? They are nice and green. I only water with three ice cubes once a week. I recently gave the plant a little 15-35-15 fertilizer. Do you have any suggestions?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 3, 2017

Check the planting medium for moisture level, instead of watering on a schedule.
This article will help you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-water-requirements.htm
It is also possible the flowers are coming to the end of their life cycle.
Spent flowers are pruned from the plant.
These articles will help you with the care and after blooming care.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/tips-on-fertilizing-orchids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/how-to-prune-an-orchid.htm

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