Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Lots of Rain & mushy pbulb

This is a discussion on Lots of Rain & mushy pbulb within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; We have had two nights of rain, including last night's storm which included tornadoes with ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    cherublace is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maria
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    304
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Lots of Rain & mushy pbulb

    We have had two nights of rain, including last night's storm which included tornadoes with excessive wind. I am very new to this so the plants i'm talking about were divided and potted up just last month and are older plants given to me. The catts are used to being outside in south florida and are now in georgia. I'm hoping all that water won't hurt them despite the quantity. LIke i said they are used to periods of lots of rain, but i can't help think about how this might affect the roots. Also three were blown out the medium, so i got to really take a look at the new growth. One has new bulbs coming up and nice fat roots but there are alot of dead roots too. what concerns me is one of the bulbs is brown and mushy causing the pbulb and leaf to completely fall over. Should i cut it out before repotting? thanks.

  2. #2
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yes cut it out as soon as possible and remove old mushy roots . I would move the new potted to an area that is less wet if possible . Gin

  3. #3
    cindiras's Avatar
    cindiras is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cindi
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    1,766
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I would remove the mushy pbulb and any dead or mushy roots. Probably should check the roots on the other catts, too. As long as the pots and medium are free drainig, a lot of rain shouldn't be overly harmful. You may want to slightly elevate the pots so they don't stand in puddles.

  4. #4
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I agree cut off anything that is mushy and get some fungicide on them. If your weather continues to be damp and humid, you will want to treat them on a schedule.
    Cin

  5. #5
    cherublace is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maria
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    304
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    i'll check the weather if there's a threat i'll move them. thanks.

  6. #6
    cherublace is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Maria
    My Grow Area
    On a Windowsill.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    304
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yikes, i posted this twice, sorry. I cut off the pbulb and dusted with cinnamon. Later today i found daconil. should i spray now or wait for next watering? Thanks.

  7. #7
    Molly Taco's Avatar
    Molly Taco is offline Re-member WHAT ??
    Real Name
    Cin
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    SW FL
    Posts
    4,740
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I would not wait, got to arrest the fungus.
    Cin

Similar Threads

  1. Too much rain
    By Maggie in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: June 21st, 2009, 06:57 PM
  2. Mushy roots?
    By Phyrex in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: March 7th, 2008, 12:59 AM
  3. Rot on pbulb
    By Mehera in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 17th, 2006, 01:34 AM
  4. growth nodes per pbulb
    By peteMc in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: January 30th, 2005, 01:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.