yellow leaves turning brown irridesent

I got a beautiful Orchid for mothers day. the flowers fell off so I trimmed like I was told to do. Now the leaves are turning yellow and an iridescent brown and getting mushy. Am I watering it too much?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Hi
It sounds like you are watering too much. Orchids like to be in a moist climate (high humidity), but only need to be watered once a week or so. Remember, these plants live naturally in the trees so they only get water when it rains. If you have your plants in soil it could cause problems like  you describe.


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