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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; my summer was crazy and without my added care my mounts only got watered 1x ...

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    Default Bring out your dead orchids

    my summer was crazy and without my added care my mounts only got watered 1x per week..there were 6 weeks that I did not find time. I started removing the dead today

    Phal stuartiana
    Bulbo subumbellatum
    Stellis hirtella
    Angraecum florulentum
    Aerangis clavigera
    Phal pulchra...basket is empty...don't know what happened to plant and medium???

    Sadly, the list will be longer.

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    I lost Dendrobium crepidiferum and a virused Catt. This year was fairly lucky for me.

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    I threw out a young laelia tenebrosa that was the source of a small mealybugs infestation.
    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 )

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    Lucky so far, only death this summer was a Milt. Maui Sunset that was overwatered by my dog sitter while I was on vacation.

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    Early this year I disposed of a mini-Catt clone that looked like probable virus. Fortunately it wasn't in direct contact with other plants. It wasn't showing a lot of symptoms, just wasn't growing and blooming like usual the previous year with a few spots that looked like sunburn. When it did bloom the flower had a bunch of color breaks, so away it went . I thought it was strange, because I had the plant for a number of years and have always been careful about not spreading disease. Then I read it is possible for plants to have latent infections that don't show any signs for years and then something (stress) triggers an active infection.

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    ...Phal pulchra...basket is empty...don't know what happened to plant and medium???
    remember you sent it to me? If you want a piece of it back, it will really cost you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    remember you sent it to me? If you want a piece of it back, it will really cost you.
    LOL..that would explain the empty basket

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    Yeah, now you owe me a basket.

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    wow ron, how could you?.... lol

    i had a mule eared oncidium, which took me months to get closer to id it, and the beast just gave up on me after i scratched off some scales from it, should have left it on!!!

    hmmm, your pulchra story is interesting... you dont think your evil twin had something to do with it?

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    I am beginning to think I have evil triplets

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