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For those with rootless plants

This is a discussion on For those with rootless plants within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Great info Mike. I do have a flask ordered but when it,ll arrive...

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    Great info Mike.

    I do have a flask ordered but when it,ll arrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    I do have a flask ordered but when it,ll arrive
    oo, ooo...what flask did you get, uncasteeb? cuz im getting a couple of flasks too (my first).

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    Hi,
    What kind of fungicide would you recommend?


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    Persistence, how about add dilute fertilizer and physan to the sugar solution which will provide more nutrient and avoid fungus.

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    Great article Persistance! Thanks.
    I had a LC. Purple Cascade 'Fragrant Beauty' almost die on me cuase I wasn't doing the S/H culture correctly. The clear pot I was using had no hole near the bottom to let air exchange take place, and also it was too small so the roots were too wet.
    The plant got totall root rot. I cut them all off, put in a larger(taller) plastic pot, with some holes about 1" above the bottom, and filled it with aliflor. 1 month later(when I finally got the courage to look) my plant had tons of new healthy little white roots!!!!
    So yes, air exchange is a big factor. THanks for pointing that out to me.

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    Tindo, I don't think your catt's problem was caused by the pot having no hole. I think it was due to your switching at the wrong time. I am currently putting more catts on S/H, some adapted to it without a blink, some were struggling. I noticed the one adapted well had very good roots (mainly new roots) to start, and the one did not like it usually had tons of old roots. I quickly removed one from S/H when I saw signs of root rot, now it is in a pretty bad shape, the leaves are all soft and dropping.

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    Hmmmmm, it could be it too. Or a conglomaration of all them.
    Well I persisted with S/H, and the Lcatt didn't die, and is actually doing well. I left mine bare, and rootless. I never let mine get to the point of getting mushy leaves, maybe thats what saved it. I chopped off all the roots and put it back up on the "horse", and now it knows how to ride. (oh and I also soaked it in rooting hormone the day I chopped off all the roots.

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    Once you cut off all the old roots, it is very safe to put it in S/H. I got some back bulbs of catt and it was rootless. I put it in sphag until new roots came out and were half inch long, then I put it in S/H, it just loves it.

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