June 20, 2018

i am the orchid killer – HELP! :)

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    PottedGirl on: 9th June 2017 at 7:47 pm #11733

    i love orchids, but they just die on me. what could i be doing wrong??

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    Marty Boy on: 9th June 2017 at 8:17 pm #11741

    ummm … how can you kill an orchid? lol

    ignore it in a position where it is light but not direct light, water about once a fortnight and dont let it sit in water.

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    KeenGardener on: 12th June 2017 at 7:35 pm #11751

    how are you looking after them pg?

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    Marty Boy on: 19th July 2017 at 6:27 pm #12168

    is it in a drafty area? I love them and always had them in my last flat, cant keep them any more 🙁

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    Abi Jackson on: 26th July 2017 at 7:41 pm #12360

    they can be a bit picky with light too – light but not direct sunlight. And as marty says, well away from a draft …. which is why you need to be careful abotu where you buy them from! Cut flowers and pot plants by the drafty supermarket door anyone?? <<< just dont buy them, they will not last!

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    Jack on: 20th November 2017 at 7:02 pm #16027

    If you’ve got a Phalaenopsis orchid (most common one sold in garden cnetres, supermarkets etc). It’s important not to let night time temperatures drop below 16 degrees so be careful now in the winter months

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