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Howdoes one revive an orchid?

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dividedself · 04/05/2008 12:01

It has new leaf growth but the stem is dried and dead after serious non-watering. Is there anything Ican do.

PS this isn't a euphemism for my love life!

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noscat · 04/05/2008 20:13

If you've got new leaf growth it should be fine. Cut off the dried stem (that used to have the flowers on). Put the plant in a slightly colder/darker place & water occasionally, you should get a new shoot within a few months. They generally only flower once a year (twice if you're really lucky) so for most of the time they don't look particularly decorative!

Smamfa · 04/05/2008 20:14

And let the roots be out in the light. Mines going great guns now. Al previous versions dies because I put them in nice ceramic post holders.

dividedself · 04/05/2008 23:28

Thank you both. Much appreciated - will try the root thing too!

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