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Encyclia growth fell off, need help...

This is a discussion on Encyclia growth fell off, need help... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A couple of months ago I posted this... http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...owth-what.html Yesterday during watering it fell off. ...

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    Default Encyclia growth fell off, need help...

    A couple of months ago I posted this...
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...owth-what.html

    Yesterday during watering it fell off. I don't know what to do with it. Or if it's even something that can survive. The root growth has slowed down a good bit. The tips were once green and now they are brown. I haven't changed anything. Any advise?




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    Maybe put the roots in a little bit of sphag and keep it in lower light and see if they grow??

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    maybe put a clear plastic cup with a hole on top of the pot with the sphag so it keeps higher humidity levels.... but areate it once in a while. maybe poke a hole or 2 in teh plastic cup

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    I like putting little keikeis that fall off plants onto wood with a layer of spag., and then use twist ties to hold it to the mount...sometimes they make it and thrive...sometimes they don't. I'd probably have more success if I grew them awhile as the above two mentioned and let them get bigger before I mounted them.

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    I've never had luck with bag & sphag, always get mold. I will move it to lower light. I can see how the cup or mount method will work.

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    Gatorade bottle with bottom cut off works well. fits snughly on top of 4 " clay pots. Mini greenhouse and large opening on top that you can open and close.
    good luck. Time will tell.

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    Gatorade bottle with bottom cut off works well. fits snughly on top of 4 " clay pots. Mini greenhouse and large opening on top that you can open and close.
    good luck. Time will tell.

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    I definately agree with Connie...In fact, I've done the almost exact same thing. If it were mine, I'd find a piece of wood or tree fern & mount it. I feel sure it will grow. Just don't make the mistake of putting too much moss...encyclias like to get ALMOST dry before getting some more water...Betty :-)

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    Thanks all. If it doesn't die I'll post an update

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    Good info!!
    Nicki- please keep us updated on your orchid!

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