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New orchid - help

This is a discussion on New orchid - help within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi-- I just got a Phalaenopsis Orchid as a gift. The roots look kind of ...

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    elhossbaby is offline Junior Member
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    Default New orchid - help

    I just got a Phalaenopsis Orchid as a gift. The roots look kind of dry and some of the flowers are drooping but If it's not dead yet and can be saved I want to try. I also bought another orchid of the same kind to plant with it, but I have no experience with orchids at all. I have peat moss and orchid potting mix. Does anyone know how much of each i should use? And also, how do i tell which roots are dead and which ones I should keep?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated


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    Hi Lara,

    Welcome to OrchidTalk. I would advise you to post a photo of the phal you think may be having trouble. I also recommend repotting both orchids in separate containers until you get a handle on growing them. There are some really good articles here in the forum library about phalaenopsis orchids. Check out the following links: (BTW - the one on Semi-Hydro is just for information. I think you should repot using the bark mix you just purchased.

    Phal-a-normal: So What's A Phal Supposed to Look Like?

    Growing the Phalaenopsis Orchid (Moth Orchid)

    Semi-Hydro: A Repotting Pictorial


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    to the forum. If you use the links BD mentioned they have a wealth of info in them. Good luck!

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