23-Jun-2010 11:03 AM
So my mom got this orchid plant back in May for Mother's Day.
Now, the flowers are falling off slowly. The flowers that have fell off are still soft and smooth; they barely wrinkled up.
Also, I'm not sure what you call it (spike or stem), but the top part where the flowers bloom, have turned to a lighter color. I wouldn't say it's a yellow, but it is a VERY LIGHT brown. The rest of the long stem goes from a dark green to a dark brown. Green leaves are still high and strong.
I checked the roots and it appears that about 3-4 of the roots have turned white and wrinkled up. They're "crusty". Some other roots are having these white spots and the rest of the roots are perfectly fine I think.
How did this happen? Was it from over-watering? Or was it because the temperature change? It's been getting really hot outside so we turned on the A/C and the vent is probably about 4 feet away from the plant.
Also, what should I do now? Or is it too late?