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Should you cut off dead orchid leaves?
Last Updated: 27th April, 2020
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Just so, can Orchid live without leaves?
Orchids may for some time live without its leaves but they will grow slower compared to having leaves. Like any other plant, the leaves of an orchid play an important role in the photosynthesis process. When orchids produce new growth, leaves start to fall off. Some may even lose a few leaves after blooming.
Subsequently, question is, how do you rejuvenate an orchid plant? Steps
- Cut back the stalk when the flowers fall off. Use a sharp, sterilized pair of pruning shears or a razor to trim the stalk when the plant has stopped blooming.
- Move the orchid to a new pot once the roots start poking out of the bottom.
- Add fresh growing medium to give your orchid a nutrient boost.
In this way, do orchid leaves grow back?
Orchids work in cycle between growing new leaves and new roots to new blooms. And without it having current leaves, a new leaf cannot grow because leaves grow from the middle of existing leaves. Without leaves it can not produce new leaves, new roots, and thus new blooms. The whole cycle breaks down.
Why did all the leaves fall off my orchid?
These are the most common causes: Improper watering: If orchid leaves are floppy and turning yellow, your plant may not be receiving enough water. Different types of orchids have different water requirements. Improper fertilization: Dropping orchid leaves may be a sign of potassium deficiency or improper fertilization.