Orchids are quite capricious and demanding to care for. Inexperienced growers face many difficulties in growing these plants. It is often difficult to understand the causes of plant malaise.
Quite often, yellowing of the leaves or stem is alarming. Most likely, this happens for a natural reason - aging. In this case, only the lower leaves begin to turn yellow. The peduncle also begins to change color after the flowering period. In this case, after drying, the leaves are very carefully removed, since under them "dormant" buds can be hidden, they can be easily damaged. After the leaf is completely dry, it will easily detach from the plant. The yellow and withered peduncle is trimmed with scissors or a sharp knife.
Orchids can also turn yellow from a change of place of "residence". They are very demanding on light, temperature and humidity conditions. Changing any of these components of care can temporarily lead to plant disease. To help him acclimatize, you should try to create the most favorable conditions. They are different for each type of orchid. With proper care, the plant will quickly regain its beauty.
A fairly common cause of plant yellowing is improper watering. Moreover, most often the plant is watered excessively. In this case, the roots may begin to rot, and the plant itself may turn yellow. So that it does not die, it is necessary to dry the roots for some time and sort out the substrate, which can also rot. Underwatering orchids is much less common, as they can easily do without moisture for a long time.
It is very important not to overfeed your orchids. Top dressing with liquid fertilizers should be carried out no more than once a week during the flowering period. Fertilizers are now produced specifically for orchids. They should be added to the water when watering.
Orchids are very demanding on lighting. They cannot stand the direct sun, but the lack of lighting affects their appearance in the most detrimental way. See which leaf has started to turn yellow. If it is farthest from the window, then it really is a lack of sunlight. When growing orchids on the north side, you should take care of the backlight, and on the south side, darkening. At the same time, make sure that there are no drafts. Although orchids love fresh air, cold winds negatively affect their well-being.
Another enemy lurks at the window for the orchid. This is hot air from batteries. In addition to the fact that it dries up the roots, it also significantly reduces the humidity around the plant. You can deal with this by placing containers of water next to it or using a humidifier.