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Bring out your dead orchids

This is a discussion on Bring out your dead orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; lol @ phal pulchra story... sadly, my Phal bellina and amabilis has gone to orchid ...

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    lol @ phal pulchra story...

    sadly, my Phal bellina and amabilis has gone to orchid heaven... i really should give up on these...

    and a Dendrobium anosmum (and who said they're easy!!!)

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    Ron, if that is your short list, I don't even want to begin my list! And that you can't even recall the empty basket deal.... you are definitely older than Tom and myself... combined!!!! You know I could help you with this recall problem you seem to have... after all I am a real Doc!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    I have a phal tetraspis with one root that seems desperate to cross over but I am not giving up
    (I don't even like this plant but it became a matter of principle )
    I've been watering a nearly dead seedling of C. aurantianca for months (I think it's dead), just as a matter of principle, as I was telling to myself that I can revive it. I've given up and took it out of its pot and dump it in a container of water (I'm not giving up actually!) at least I'll stop watering it and looking at it for some time

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    Let me see. About 3-4 weeks ago the sun came out with a vengeance and burned a lot of
    my orchids.

    lots of noid dendrobiums (luckily only a few died).
    Tricoglottis philippinensis (badly burned and then succumbed to fungus)
    A noid Vanda, weak to start with, after 4 or so months in ICU, it finally gave.

    the following are just a failure
    Psychopsis papilio (the leaves just became mushy and died or so i taught until i saw a green nub growing),
    now my newly acquired papilio is showing the same symptom. Maybe its just the light, so i moved it to a brighter spot.
    A lot of Phalaenopsis, including intermedia, equistris and stuartiana. Just can't seem to get the culture right (Water and Light).
    A few Paphiopedilums, same with Phals, getting a hard time providing the proper culture. The good thing is that I was able to rescue the new growths.
    A lot of Dendrobium keikis, removed them too early from the mother plant, most probably.


    All of these happened in the past 5-6 weeks.

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    Awe... I lost one lc. Mini purple 'blue hawaii' and am about to lose an lc. Nippon livinza to systemic rot, but its ok because I have two of them
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    I killed Dracula!!!
    I know I am not supposed to even think about having it, but...... it was on top of my wishlist forever so I gave it a try... Don't think I'll do it again. I am still watering it but I'm sure I am only waisting time and water...lol
    Also Dend. lodiggesii went somewhere (I am thinking to heaven?!)
    I have a few more but because they are still hanging in there I am not going to put them on the list yet.

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    Yay I'm not alone. I like this thread Even though I bet most of you have more like 100s of orchids & I've only had a handful. I've lost several noid phals. And a dend noid to virus. I stopped keeping track. Maybe 5 or 6 or so...

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    Default Jim Cootes told me an answer to that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Phal pulchra...basket is empty...don't know what happened to plant and medium???
    The plant developed legs during the night and walked away?
    Neat, eh?

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    ....I didn't just take the Phal...I also absconded with three Vandas, a Dend, and a Maxillaria. Just wait till Ron figures it out! ;-) No, but I laughed outloud at work today when I read that! So far, I am still on zero deaths! Wohoo!! But I do have a Miltoniopsis that I noticed is pissed off while I was watering tonight.
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