Asked July 19, 2015, 2:11 PM EDT
I have had my orchid since May of this year and notice the problem a month ago. The leaves are turning yellow. From reading about orchids I understand that this is the natural cycle of this plant, so new leaves and roots can grown in the summer and fall. I do not see any new growth of leaves, but also do not see any dark slimy spots. I give it 5 ice cubes a week and do not see any extra water at the bottom of the pot seeping out. I give it moderate but not direct light. My house is usually at 80 degrees, but when it gets to 84 degrees, I put on the A/C and it drops to 79 degrees. The symptoms have remained the same, with leaves turning yellow and falling off naturally. I have bought Miracle-Gro Orchid Food. I have not used it yet, as I wanted advice on how to proceed. This plant is very special to me, and has a very special emaning to me. I have attached a picture and appreciate any advice you can give me. Thank you!
San Joaquin County California