There are two ways to prevent orchids from dying — one is to leave them alone. The other is to kill many orchids during harvest and then move them to protected flower beds in the garden.
In order to prevent orchids from dying, always remove flowers from your orchid beds before the first flowering.
But there’s more to it than that : “The problem with plants that die is that they become hard for pollinators,” said David Barden, an environmental expert at the University of California, Santa Barbara. “If they don’t have flowers and seeds to provide them with nourishment and security, why go through the effort of harvesting all the flowers and flowers for seed that there aren’t going to be to pollinate.” So the best way to prevent your own orchids from dying is to leave them alone.
Plants in cold weather do not need warm nights. Most orchids will not survive cold winter temperatures. Many varieties of plants that are more cold hardy like to have their flowers opened in the daylight to encourage more sunlight into their foliage.
What do I do if my plant dies after an unexpected temperature drop?
Be sure you do not cut branches and don’t attempt to remove flower buds or buds attached to the growing stem. Do not cut the bottom of the plant, as this can cause the roots to break apart and leave the plant unable to function.
If you are planting in cold weather and you notice your plant is dropping from 30 degrees to 15 degrees between planting the plant and harvesttime, it’s not an indication of anything serious. It is common for the plant to drop only a few degrees during the growing season in this environment. Many of us simply forget to take our plant out of the greenhouse before harvesttime. Try to check in when harvesttime for the most likely reason for your drop.