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Wife loves orchids

My wife loves orchids, but for some reason, every time we get some, we kill it! We use bottled distilled water just like they told us to do, but somehow... we're always picking up the pieces later! Any suggestions?

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I don't like distilled water because EVERYTHING is taken out, both good and bad, and it leaches out whatever is left in the soil. Mineral water would be better...

Orchids are not my forte (I've one and since the bloom went, I've gotten a new leaf or two, but no flowers... :roll: ). They like cooler nights, indirect light and humid air. Are you supplying all those?

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