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orchid help!-what is it and does it need TLC?

Posted by royalsberkeleygarden USDA 9, Sunset 17 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 24, 10 at 15:45

Hello orchid lovers - I need some help with an ID on this orchid I bought at an estate sale ($20!). The flowers are about the size of a quarter. It was living outside so I am doing the same - it is not in a revered spot yet - just in the middle of clutter until I can learn more about it! (embarrassing lol) sooooo... I have the following questions:

It is in a solid pot so there will be no air circulation for roots - is this ok?

It's leaves have some brown - what does this mean?

Should I prune off dead stems and leaves?

Should I prune off seed pods?

What sun exposure should it have?

Many many thanks with any help!

Here is a link that might be useful: orchid questions

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RE: orchid help!-what is it and does it need TLC?

sorry, this is only my 3rd post ever and I meant for this to go in the orchid format! my bad!

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