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Old 07-12-2019, 09:03 AM
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My one and only zygopetalum is in dire straights. Its largest pseudobulb was rotting, and it definitely needed care ASAP. Except I didn't provide it in time.

Trigger warnings: orchid surgery, rot, sorry-looking pseudobulbs. You have been warned.



If you have any advice for me, I'd love to have it.



To see just how bad things are, click the link below:

Saving an Orchid from Rot - YouTube
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:19 AM
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In my experience, zygo's are really touchy about the depth they are planted - the rhizome should be right at the surface, and not submerged in the medium at all.
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:28 AM
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Yes I heard about that! So I tried my best to keep them right on top of the media, but perhaps it still wasn't enough. I'll pay even more attention to it in the future though.
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The last zyg I bought developed a rotting bulb. I still had 2 other bulbs so I grabbed the rotten bulb and twisted it like a screw. It unscrewed from the plant perfectly leaving a little rotten cavity behind. That dried up nicely and the plant recovered.

Give it a better medium so it does not happen again.

Right just watched your surgery video... You definetely let it spread quite a bit. Hope for the best I guess

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Yuuuup, life got in the way for a while... *sigh* But I'll just take it as a learning opportunity. Ty for watching the video though
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