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Old 04-21-2021, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 3rdMaestro View Post
Wait, really? I thought coffee was super high in nitrogen and kind of acidic. Won't that have an impact on the orchid itself?
I did the coffee thing for snails in Masdevallias. It worked with just 1 dose and no trauma to the plants. Found this out from Ray's site.
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Old 04-22-2021, 01:28 PM
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Thanks - in the photo you can see that I had these squished down in a candle holder instead of on an open saucer -
If I unwrap & look at the roots, am I likely to find the suspected snail(s)?
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Old 04-23-2021, 12:36 PM
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Probably the roots are being suffocated. Remember, this is an epiphyte. I would unwrap and check root health.
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Old 04-24-2021, 12:33 PM
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Many thanks to all who responded. I unwrapped them today & as you all said, the roots were rotting.
I appreciate all the comments
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Old 04-24-2021, 03:35 PM
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I think this could be successful if you watered differently from the start and adapted the plant over many months. A plant with lots of roots would use the water in the sphagnum ball rapidly. But at first the roots would not be adapted. If you try again, wait to water the moss until quite crisp. Don't soak it when you water; quickly run water over it. The water will diffuse through the moss, leaving it slightly moist, but still holding plenty of air.
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