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miltonia orchid problems - NEED help.

This is a discussion on miltonia orchid problems - NEED help. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I bought this miltonia two months ago, but a couple of weeks ago, I noticed ...

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    Unhappy miltonia orchid problems - NEED help.

    I bought this miltonia two months ago, but a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a brown spots in the bulbs. I post this pictures, because I need to know , what can I do to save this orchid and also find out what its the problem and lernd what I did wrong, I hope somebody in the forum can help me with this, and save my orchid .

    Ups, sorry the pictures are to big, but I in the learning process.
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    I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings....but your plant has a bad case of brown rot. If there are any pbulbs with no brown on or near them, you may be able to save a piece of this plant. You need to cut anything and everything off that is brown. If a pbulb is brown even a tiny bit at the base you must cut it off completely. If all the bulbs are affected you need to throw it away. If you are able to save a portion of the plant, you will need to treat it with a coctail of fungicide and bacterial killers. When you are done cutting you will need to thoroughly steralize your cutters. And you will need to keep the surviving piece away from your other plants. You will not water for a couple weeks...keep moisture away from this plant. Any dripping from this plant onto another plant will spread this bacteria and you will lose other plants. Good Luck....keep us updated. I hope this will help you save a piece of your orchid.

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    I agree with everything Connie has said...I do exactly the same with the addition of horticultural sulphur powder on any cuts you have to make on your plant. The sulphur has a drying effect, plus kills any bacteria. Works for me & my orchids...Betty

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    Thank you connie and betty for the information I will keep you updated with the results, my question is I NEED to repot the plant after I cut the bulbs with the bacteria or I leave it in the same pot. Thank you so much once again.

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    You most certainly need to follow their advice. And repotting is a given. To properly clean this plant up you must unpot and give some surgical attention to the roots as well...
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    Hope this orchid clean-up and repotting goes well and you are able to save your orchid.

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    Default after the repot.

    Thanks to everybody for the help, well this is what it was left after the treatment and the repoting of my mitonia, now what I need to do is just waiting for the results.


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    Are there any roots?
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    Hi -

    Just to add my little part as still a novice grower - I've had brown rot on quite a few of my plants, and have learned that some just don't make it and some do. A lot of it has to do with having the plant in a pot that drains really well, and holding back on watering, even when it seems like you should - orchids (most of them) aren't like regular houseplants - they like to be thoroughly water (drenched), then thoroughly drained, and then some like to dry out nearly completely before you water them again (hard to do, because they look so thirsty!), and some like to dry out a good bit, but not completely before watering again. I'd have to say this doesn't look too promising, but you never know - sometimes the best cure is to buy another orchid and try again!

    Hope you have good results, no matter what happens. New orchids are fun!

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    Thanks to everyone for the informaion , the miltonia only survive for a few weeks and the virus bigins to show in what was left so I decide to start again, but my worries is now in my other plants I post this pictures because I find some yellow spots in the bulbs of my catleya and in one of my phaleonopsis,please somebody can tell me if my plants are infected or not and what are the yellow spots.

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