I purchased a beautiful, mounted, Laelia Gouldiana a few
months ago\. It was doing beautifully, and bloomed
just before thanksgiving. I took it back to pittsburgh (I live in NY)
with me for the holiday and shortly after I brought it back, the bloom
fell off (I imagine bc of the rapid temperature change).
Now, however, it looks like there is a problem with the pseudobulbs! 2
of the 4 (the two that do not have leaves growing from them) are
turning yellow/ orange and it looks like they are dying. the tips are
also developing a dry, crusty looking bits, and on one of them, it is
developing dry, crusty patches along it's surface. Any ideas??
Also, after the bloom is finished, do I cut it off? At what point? (the
stem is now brown as well... is that supposed to happen?
I have attached some pictures... please let me know if they don't come
This is my first orchid, I really appreciate the help!
Also, some of the orchid care resources say that Laelia Gouldianas do
best when they are watered less in the winter... is this the case? I
have also heard that it is virtually impossible to over water a mounted
plant... am I safer to err on the side of too much water in this case?
Should it be fertilized? If so, how often?