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Old 11-22-2023, 08:32 PM
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Doing my nightly checks in the plant room and I found this mold/fungus 😭 its growing on the roots of this Noid orchid that ive been nursing back to health since 2021. I'm eager to fix the problem, but i have no idea what this is. The orchid itself is doing great and is currently working on putting out two new something's (a psuedobulb? A flower spike?). The leaves and roots that i can see through the pot all appear healthy. Its currently growing in sphagnum moss and has been doing well in that since april of this year. Any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated
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Generally speaking, moldís donít grow on healthy tissue. While I donít think Iíve ever seen blue molds, my guess is that those roots are dead and the mold is decomposing them.

That potting medium looks pretty dense. If that was my plant, Iíd repot it into so,etching more airy.
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Old 11-23-2023, 06:58 PM
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Generally speaking, moldís donít grow on healthy tissue. While I donít think Iíve ever seen blue molds, my guess is that those roots are dead and the mold is decomposing them.

That potting medium looks pretty dense. If that was my plant, Iíd repot it into so,etching more airy.


You were 100% correct 😞 i got way too overzealous when i potted her up. Too big of a pot and too much sphagnum. Before and after pictures of the roots are attached. Im amazed the orchid is still growing (seemingly) well. Thank you for your opinion and recommendation. As a novice i really appreciate it. Back to square 1.5 and try again
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