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Successful sphag & bag!

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    Default Successful sphag & bag!

    I'm very excited! I have tried on a few occasions to sphag & bag rootless plants without results other than the plant croaking. I tried on a cattleya seedling that had no viable. Today when I check it, I found a fat root developing.

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    I also tried sphag & bag....I have a new leaf!

    I had a "starter" Phal orchid from HD & being new to orchids, I killed it with too much moisture. I was going to throw it out until I saw the sphag & bag method, I figured what could go wrong, I already killed it, right?
    I put orchid in a baggie with damp sphag moss laced with root hormone, blew into it, sealed it & placed it next to my coffee maker (warmth). Within 2 weeks there was a new leaf, but what do I do with it now?

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    Glad it worked for you , keep us updated on the progress . Gin

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    Quote Originally Posted by valb561
    I also tried sphag & bag....I have a new leaf!

    I had a "starter" Phal orchid from HD & being new to orchids, I killed it with too much moisture. I was going to throw it out until I saw the sphag & bag method, I figured what could go wrong, I already killed it, right?
    I put orchid in a baggie with damp sphag moss laced with root hormone, blew into it, sealed it & placed it next to my coffee maker (warmth). Within 2 weeks there was a new leaf, but what do I do with it now?
    Keep it in there until new roots appear. Then it has a few healthy roots , then repot it into the smallest pot possible. Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin
    Glad it worked for you , keep us updated on the progress . Gin
    4 out of the 6 bagged orchs are growing roots in the bags. I'm very excited.

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    Traci, Val, that's great. Congrats on another accomplishment!

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    Yeah, Traci and Val, congrats ! Never give up, and hopefully they'll recover!

    I have bagged two root rotted phals. One is doing okay, because it has two growing roots. For some reason, yesterday a bottom leaf yellowed so now it only has 3 leaves. ...at least it's not croaking. The other one has grown a tiny leaf, but it doesn't seem to have the energy to support the leaf. Luckily, it has two tiny roots appearing, so hopefully it'll hang on to life for a little bit longer!

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    nice.

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