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Old 04-15-2018, 03:07 PM
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This Phal had two thick roots you can see on the bottom. I decided it needed to grow some new ones and I put it in bark and wrapped the base of it in sphagnum moss. I kept it nice and moist. 5 new roots grew and were doing well, however, then they just stopped growing further and became a bit browned. I put it in KelpMax solution every month. Don’t know what to do with it now. For some reason it always happens like this when I try to grow new roots. They grow and then brown... any idea what happens with them? Too much moisture? Thank you
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And your minimum nighttime temperature is...?
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In the lower 60’s
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If the plant isn't stable it can wiggle in the pot and damage the root tips.

Low 60s is survivable but Phals would prefer to be much warmer. I expect it will grow more when temperatures are higher. You could also put it on a heat mat.
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If the plant isn't stable it can wiggle in the pot and damage the root tips.

Low 60s is survivable but Phals would prefer to be much warmer. I expect it will grow more when temperatures are higher. You could also put it on a heat mat.
Thank you. So what are those brown spots on those roots? Is it rot?
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It looks like damage to me.
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It looks like damage to me.
Could be because I was always trying to peek inside sphagnum to look at roots?
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Yes. Every time you scrape a root you might damage it and cause a brown spot.

I might suggest you set up a jar. Every time you peek at the roots put another dollar in the jar. Soon you can buy more orchids.

There are a lot of jokes along this line, but we can't put them in the joke thread.
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Yes. Every time you scrape a root you might damage it and cause a brown spot.

I might suggest you set up a jar. Every time you peek at the roots put another dollar in the jar. Soon you can buy more orchids.

There are a lot of jokes along this line, but we can't put them in the joke thread.
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Yes. Every time you scrape a root you might damage it and cause a brown spot.

I might suggest you set up a jar. Every time you peek at the roots put another dollar in the jar. Soon you can buy more orchids.

There are a lot of jokes along this line, but we can't put them in the joke thread.
Lol, I would be rich for sure. How do I go by without checking on those beautiful green roots at least once a day? Yeah, I know put it in a jar and put a dollar every time I peek at the roots 🤣
This is major though. Because I am able to regrow roots in most of my plants and then they just brown... same story every time

Thanks for the suggestion, though
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