Question by  legaleagle24 (15)

If an orchid loses it's leaves, is it dead?

I had a beautiful orchid, and the leaves fell off, but I'm not sure if that's normal, or if it's too late.


Answer by  worker4311 (77)

An orchid grows from its root system which can be a potato style tuber. New shoots may appear. Check your water and nutrient regime. New leaves may grow back.


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

The most common reason for an orchid to lose its leaves is over watering. Let your orchids dry out a little bit before adding more water. To save this one, try replanting it in some dryer orchid soil, and give it plenty of light, and you might be able to save it.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

If it's the kind with pseudobulbs, you may be able to revive it by putting it somewhere humid but watering sparingly. If it's a moth orchid, its dead.


Answer by  sanesh (86)

depends on the type of orchid. some types (nobile dendrobiums, for instance) are deciduous and can lose their leaves. others shouldn't be losing leaves. with care, orchids can live for decades (and even bloom. it totally depends on the type of plant. But you try again , depends upon plant

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