getting your orchids to grow — more advice

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For those of you itchin’ to get something blooming in your house, here’s an update on one of our most active posts: How can I make my orchid grow?, which has gathered amazing advice in the comments. The other week, we noticed a similar Q&A in The New York Times House & Home section. A reader wrote in asking why her phalaenopsis orchid started blooming new flowers, but then they dried up and fell off. Though these orchids are pretty hearty, they can be effected by sudden changes in temperature, tobacco smoke, or most likely, too much or too little water. Click here to see Leslie Land’s advice in The Times, and click here to read our post and all its helpful comments.

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