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Old 08-12-2018, 06:23 PM
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Hey everybody! So I have been growing orchids for about a year now and I own probably more than I should... hehe Iíve got phals, psychosis, dendrobium, epidendrum, oncidium, cattleya, and pahps, Iíve yet to lose any except for one Phalaenopsis that died of, what I think, was stem rot. I live in Hawaii and I donít have A.C., so the windows are always open and there is always a nice breeze blowing through the room where my orchids are. Even if water were to accumulate in the leaves, I would think it would just evaporate so quickly it wouldnít even be a problem. I noticed, however, that one of my phals has another dark patch in the middle of the stem just like my previous phal did before it lost all its leaves and died. When I water, I donít pour on top of the plant, I pour it close to the roots so that water doesnít accumulate in the crown or leaves or anything. I water the phals once or twice a week. The plant is growing a new leaf and the crown looks perfectly healthy. Already I see the leaves beginning to yellow and I donít know what to do! I have quite a few other phals who are growing quite well right now, but this is the second case of this mystery rot and I donít know how to prevent it or whatís causing it.
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My first guess would be a bacterial infection that grew where water was trapped in that tight, little space.
If you gently pry that tissue back, avoiding tearing it, you can use a Q-tip to transfer a little cinnamon powder in there to (hopefully) halt the progression.
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Iíll be sure to try that. Thank you so much for the advice. So basically all I can do to try and prevent this from happening again is to try my best to keep water out of the leaf folds?
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Pretty much, although if an insect chewed on the plant, that can start an infection as well.
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It does help to keep water off of the leaves when a plant seems to be vulnerable to infection. Sometimes adding a little extra Calcium to your plant's diet can help strengthen the cells and prevent issues. Good luck!
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