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Q.My Orchid acts like it’s dying.

Zone Utica OH 43080 | LouisXIIII added on June 25, 2019 | Answered

My Orchids roots that stick up out of the dirt are shriveling and dying.The leaves are drooping Browning and are tearing.

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Answered on June 25, 2019

If they are in standard potting soil, or dirt, then this will be the issue. They are epiphytic and will live primarily on the bark of other trees. Soil will be too heavy, and remain wet. Orchids can not tolerate these conditions. Soil should only be used if it is directly specifically blended for orchids.

Too much light can also be problematic, as can too cool temperatures. There are many factors that can cause an orchid to suffer.

This article will help you to care for orchids: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm

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