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Schoepp 04-18-2013 05:16 PM

Help for my failing Phal. ???
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The one remaining leaf is all yellow but the roots are still green. Is there any way to save this orchid please send me some advice.

Schoepp 04-18-2013 05:25 PM

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Not sure if I uploaded the picture correctly so here is the plant I am talking about in the previous post.

orchidaddict789 04-18-2013 05:46 PM

Oh no, sorry to hear about your phal! Looks like it suffered from crown rot. If the roots and rhizome are still alive, then the plant may put out a basal keiki. But from my personal experience, if I were you, I would go buy a new plant as a replacement. :)

trev 04-18-2013 07:56 PM

Hello Calypso, you can try sphag and bag, check out threads about it here in the forums, but it will not be guaranteed. I think, in this scenario, you just have to let go and get a new one, and learn from it. Good luck.

1joyceh 04-19-2013 05:43 AM

So sorry to see that, I think most of us have had the same poor orchid at one time or another, especially in the beginning. It is how we learn to care for these babies, you are not alone ;)
You can do as suggested, sphag and bag, a good experience, but, sadly, I would give that chid a proper burial, and replace with another, being careful not to get water in the crown, so the crown rot does not reoccur with the new one.

Schoepp 04-19-2013 10:16 AM

Thanks everyone! I was afraid I had lost this plant! Out to buy some more orchids!!:hello:

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