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Old 03-04-2009, 02:33 AM
Elisebeth Elisebeth is offline
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Hey All- Just wanted to introduce myself to the orchid board! I am currently working on expanding my world of orchids.
Right now I have 7 Phals growing, but a few aren't doing so hot . I have already posted one question about my dying phals; alas, they are still on a downward spiral I believe.

So to start I will show my poor and unhealthy plants and hope that I can get some help...

The first phal is looking completely pitiful. It has 1 leaf which is yellowing and now has 2 healthy roots. I attempted the bagging method, and with absolutely no luck created probably more rot on the roots. I doused lightly with h2o2 and then watered. I repotted him, as i do every few weeks to check on the growth. I finally put him in a small pot. There is a spike, which for whatever reason i did not cut(hoping for keiki?). Should i cut the spike? Throw the whole thing into the corner and forget about it for awhile?

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The second guy seems to be a bit better, this time with two leaves, dark green, but terribly wrinkled. He has also been repotted into a smaller, hopefully more appropriately sized pot. Maybe has a few healthy roots. How can i get these leaves plump again??

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And now a little about my care routine. All plants live in a moderately light apartment. They have humidity trays and dont sit directly in the water. They have little bamboo skewars to measure moisture. I water about once every 5-8 days. The plants are in a medium bark medium.



Thanks to all for their help! I love my orchids i dont want to see any more die!!!


Elisebeth
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:17 PM
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First off... Hi! And welcome to Orchid Board!

As for your phals... I would cut the spike so that the plant is able to focus it's energy on root and leaf development. It looks as though both plants are sending out new roots, so that is good. Plant one looks to have more than plant 2. You can cut off all the dead roots and pot them up. I find cutting dead roots is easier when the roots are wet because it makes it easier to identify good vs. dead roots.

Did you post your question in beginner discussions or pests and diseases? I think you'd get a better response there.
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Old 03-06-2009, 08:34 PM
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after cleaning ,disinfect with h2o2 and repot in fresh medium which has been soaked overnight. put in a shady spot and hardly water for a month to 6 weeks. this will encourage the roots to grow. also cut off the flowerspike. btw welcome to ob
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