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Old 02-14-2018, 12:35 PM
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The fan-growing Pescatorea relatives behave as though they are swamp things. They are epiphytes, but they must come from areas where it rains three times a day and always stays wet.

People don't water them enough, then the plant turns wet and brown from the crown up. The grower thinks it has a fungus, but it doesn't. This is lack of water, not fungus. They can die within a few days of going dry just once. This also happens if they are in S/H and the reservoir goes dry.

Shannon, you grow your Phrags in dishes of water. If you grew this kind of plant the same way, you would have success.
Well I wish I would have known this at the time. But I still do think it had something as 3 other orchids setting by it all came down with something. I ended up having to throw all 3 out. Oh no, there was 4 and I do have one left a Paph that sets by my aloe Vera plants and no other orchids. It still has brown splotches on the leaves but did bloom for me this year.
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I'm resurrecting this thread. My plant is in moss mix, a ceramic pot and drizzled with water every morning. After months of doing well it must have gotten dry once. Leaves are yellow mottled and the new leaf is slightly pleated. Air circulation picked up because I got a new fan. I highly recommend sitting it in water. Mine is getting ready to bloom but, will soon be leafless.
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