Giving a Phal Orchid a second chance.
I picked up another Phal. Orchid and he had some dry roots that I could see. And the base of his leaves were black/brown with rot. His leaves look so wrinkled I thought they were shriveled up. I wanted to give him a second chance.
Well, I got him home and removed him from his pot. To my horror it was worse than I thought. His roots were mostly dry or rotted. I felt bad for him and thought he wasn't going to make it. I rinsed him off with some warm water. I found two little nubs of new root growth and it raised my spirits of getting him back to good health.
I repotted him and I am keeping a close eye on him. I also trimmed his spike back, so he can concentrate on root growth. I also picked up a liquid fertilizer and it is 7-7-7. His leaves are not as wrinkled as they were. I also treated any wounds with cinnamon. And his "base" isn't black/brown with rot anymore. But here are my concerns:
His leaves are turning yellow. What does that mean? And what can I do?
I read a Seaweed supplement helps with root growth. Is there anything else I can use? I am not even sure I can get the Seaweed stuff.
Avatar is of a Paphiopedilum malipoense or Jade Slipper Orchid.
Photo is not mine, found on Google.