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Old 04-21-2013, 11:04 PM
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I was given a phal as a gift, and the first time I watered it slugs started crawling out of the pot holes, yuck! So after watering multiple times to flush out the slugs, I re-potted the plant after cutting out the rotted roots. Since then (its been about 6 months now) the plant has all but died on me. The leaves are shriveled and droopy. I also haven't seen any new root growth.
What's the best way to proceed?
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Don't worry slugs don't kill plants. They eat plants but yours does not show any damage from the slugs.

What it is showing is dehydration. Repot the Phal, remove any soft mushy roots, repot and water when the media is dry.

If you have any questions about repotting, use the search feature - there are hundreds of threads on the subject.

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Are you sure that slugs did this to your plant? Slugs eat the leaves of the plant, and I think your problem is your plant is dying. It will be better that you should remove and transfer your plant to another pot. And if you have a problem with slugs, the best way to avoid in that pest is that get the plant from dark room, you must place it in light to avoid that slugs.
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I agree with the above posts. I see what appears to be some healthy roots, so I think your plant can survive. So, I just have a couple of questions:

How often are you watering, and how much water are you using? The leaves may be dehydrated if you are not watering often enough, or if you are not giving it enough water.
Does the pot have any drainage? If the pot does not have any drainage holes the roots below the bark may all be dead, and that would also explain the dehydration.
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