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Root Sealant?

This is a discussion on Root Sealant? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; What is the sealant I should use on the orchid roots after they're clipped?...

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    What is the sealant I should use on the orchid roots after they're clipped?

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    I never use any sealant on roots if they are broken or clipped. All I have to do is provide them more air. Sometimes I dip the roots and the plant in fungicide solution but only in severe case of root rot.

    Just curious, why are you clipping the roots? And which type of orchids?

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    Clipping off dead ones/parts of course. And it's for a Phal and a Paph.

    What is the fungicide you use? My Phal got an infection because I didn't have any and I'm worried it will get another or it'll get worse or something. It had some asty rot because the store put it in water.

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    I use Physan, I know others use Daconil or Cleary's, but I am not sure if they use them on roots - they're pretty strong. Louis would know.

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    I don't use any sealant or fungicide on roots at all. Like Tanya, I just let them air dry. They'll scab over within half an hour if you leave them exposed to air.

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    Okay. :3

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