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Old 22-11-2008, 03:46 PM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Default Orchid Life Expectancy

On Nov 19, 10:36*am, wrote: depends on the type of
orchid. *some types (nobile dendrobiums, for instance) are deciduous
and can lose their leaves. *others shouldn't be losing leaves. *with
proper care, orchids can live for decades (and even bloom or
they can fall over dead when you bring them in the house, just out of
spite. it totally depends on the type of plant. *don't let that
stop you from trying again though. *
--j_aHowdy!* It was always my understanding that orchids can live

indefinitely, given good care.* As for losing leaves, it's true that
it depends on the type of orchid you have.* Some are green all year,
some are deciduous and some terrestrials disappear completely.* Do you
remember what kind of orchid you had?Keep trying, though.* It's a
great hobby.Bob - Philadelphia, Pa