Garden Q & A: 'Hong Kong' orchid tree...

Garden Q & A: 'Hong Kong' orchid tree grows to 40 feet

There are 10 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Mar 18, 2009, titled Garden Q & A: 'Hong Kong' orchid tree grows to 40 feet. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

I have a baby 'Hong Kong' orchid tree. How big will it grow? I heard it is a nuisance plant despite the orchid-like flowers.

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Jesse Gutierrez

Morristown, NJ

#1 Apr 9, 2009
Help!!

To whom it may concern, My Hong Kong Orchid tree is showing a lot of

Leaf spots, leaf scorch diseases.

My orchid flowers are beautiful, but the leaves have a burnt, dried look to them ,about 75 to 90 percent of the leaves.

What can I do

I may have too much salt alkaline???

I’ve tried overwatering, Iron, fertilizer, under watering, orchid food, it does no help!!

My next try is Gypsum or Fish emulsion???????

Thanks
Dorie

AOL

#2 Apr 22, 2009
Hi I am in Arizona and have exactly the same problem with this beautiful tree. Right now all the leaves are yellow and falling everywhere. I have also tried everything that you have tried. Guess we need an expert to help us. I wish you success and I will keep trying.
GOODYEAR GERI

Tempe, AZ

#3 Aug 10, 2009
HI! THIS IS ABOUT MY HONG KONG ORCHID TREE. I ALSO LIVE IN ARIZONA, GOODYEAR. I TOO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM THE LEAVES ARE ALWAYS QUICKLY TURNING BROWN AND/OR YELLOW AND CONSTANTLY DROPPING. IS THERE AN EXPERT OUT THERE WHO CAN OFFER SOME MUCH NEEDED HELP? I LOVE MY TREE BUT MY HUSBAND THREATEN TO HAVE IT REMOVED BECAUSE IT NEVER STAYS GREEN FOR LONG AND LITTERS WITH DEAD LEAVES AT A MASSIVE RATE AND AMOUNT. HELP! HELP! HELP!
Deb

Gilbert, AZ

#4 Aug 29, 2009
I have an orchid tree in my back yard that was doing fine until the last windstorm. Now it looks like it is dead. I planted it in the spring and fertilized it as I was told at the nursery. It even had a couple of flowers. Now it is brown. Help.
Gabriela Goodyear AZ

Tucson, AZ

#5 Apr 15, 2010
Thats funny because my tree looks exactly how you are describing all of you.:-( i was actually also looking for help. I noticed today it has 2 to 3 flowers about to bloom but all the leaves are brown. what to do? do anybody know?
Garet

Denver, CO

#6 May 26, 2010
yes leaf spot is common in Hong Kong Orchids, especially in the southwest. Spider mites is also another cause for concern in this type of tree. I would reccomend using a tree injection with a fungacide or in the case of mite a miticide. It may also behove you to fertilize (if the plant looks chloratic) with iron and manganeze. Good luck
Mari

Goodyear, AZ

#7 Jun 8, 2013
Did any of you above try the solutions mentioned by Garet (or other solutions?) I transplanted a hong kong orchid from a nursery on thursday and the leaves are already yellowing. Please advise.
mykwtomcat

United States

#8 Mar 19, 2015
Guy's.. I'm in Buckeye and am dealing with same issues and I've yet to find anyone who really knows anything about. Hk orchid trees....this sucks
delynne

Hollywood, FL

#9 Jan 17, 2016
I have the same problem, lots of flowers but my leaves are yellowing and falling off, I've only seen one answer, did it work?
Jatx

Pinehurst, TX

#10 Mar 21, 2016
I live in Tx and I am having the exact same leaf problem you all are having . Lots of blooms but leaves are rusty looking and falling . Will try the one recommendation on here .

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