How to Water an Orchid

How I water orchids without causing crown rot

An orchid with light green roots that could use watering. Photo by the author.

My first few orchids were beautiful but frustrating. I couldn’t figure out why they kept dying. The problem would start with the bottom leaf, which would turn yellow. Then the leaf would fall off.

Rot would spread upward and the leaves would fall until the plant would be no more. It was sad.