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Old 03-31-2013, 04:51 PM
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Rescued orchids are not healthy:(

Hey everyone,

I recieved three orchids from a friend who said she was going to surrender them to the sun gods.

I decided to take them home and try to recover them and see what the general public has to say on reviving these guys.

I've wanted to get into orchid growing, however i have just not taken the time to do this. I have been growing many different plants(generally food type plants) so gardening is not new however orchids are new for me.

Here are some photos of these guys, I have yet to figure out what type they are nor have i figured out what the heck to do to recover them(if possible)

The link is to my google drive which contains photos of them.

drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8In-MDiPUysRGJtUHBSQllzR1E&usp=sharing

I have watered them with a very light solution of miracle grow but thats it.
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I wish i knew what a google drive is... anyway i couldnt get the link working.
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The first one is a Phalaenopsis, the second one is an Oncidium of some sort, and I think the last one is a Cattleya. What do the roots look like?
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The oncidiums look very dehydrated with shriveled bulbs. This is either a sign of overwatering (if roots get too much water, they rot and die), or under watering (plant is kept too dry, and if the roots do not get enough water, they were shrivel and die).

The phal looks like it may be potted in old sphagnum moss (can't tell for sure from the photo). You may need to consider repotting it into fresh media, and along the way, check the condition of its roots.
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