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Old 01-07-2009, 02:06 PM
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I was given a phal which was planted in a clay pot in moss and only had two leaves with spikes about 2 feet tall with shoots off those spikes. I have had it since Jan. 08. It now has a kiki and the leaves are very wilted. I cut the spikes and transplanted it, and would like to save the kiki.
It has been transplanted about a month now, the kiki is growing some but does not have roots.The leaves on the phal are very limp. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:09 PM
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When u transplanted the plant, how were the roots looking? Just to make sure, did it wilt before or after the transplant? As I understand it, you transplanted because it was wilting, right?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:15 PM
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Yes, it was wilted before the transplant. It was trying to spike and bloom, so I cut the spikes that had buds trying to save the plant, but left the spike with the kiki.
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How were the roots at the time of the transplant?
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The two reasons that phals have wilted leaves are
1) not enough water
2) too much water

I know that's no help at all! How did the roots look when you transplanted it? Did you cut off the dead roots? How frequently are you watering the plant?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:28 PM
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The reason I transplanted it was it was in moss and in the center of the pot was a 2 to 3 inch mass of something. It looked like maybe coconut. When I discovered that mass it was planted in was when I decided to transplant, even though it was in bud. The wilted leaves needed attention.
I trimmed away the dead roots, but there were several good ones left. I watered and then withheld the water for a while. It doesn't seem to be getting any better or worse.
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The leaves may not completely recover, at least that has been my experience. I would watch it, keep misting and watering only when almost dry and keep your fingers crossed. Make sure you only water/mist in the morning so it has all day to dry out. Given a tincture of time it may recover. It will need a bit of time to get over the tranplant shock. Watch the keiki for new growth as that may be your best indicator early on as to how it is doing.
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Hi,

Phal leaves tend to become water deficient when transplanted from moss to something else (which usually dries out faster). I would leave it alone, water when necessary, and let it become acclimated. The good news is, it doesn't seem to be rot.
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If you can find a way to keep it in high humidity while it reestablishes, it'll be an easier, quicker process.
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