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This is a discussion on She Lives!!! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I had all but given up. This is Vyls. Linda Isler. I know she looks ...
I had all but given up. This is Vyls. Linda Isler. I know she looks like I've tortured her. I received her as a beautiful healthy plant with at least 8 pbulbs in bloom and in spike about late June early July. Shortly thereafter she suffered a bout of pbulb rot (bacterial?). Anyway, after a month or so of hacking her off bit by bit and drying her ruthlessly I ended up with only one healthy pbulb with four leaves. Murray, you were right - I should have cut off more to begin with to make SURE I got all the rot. Live and learn; this is my first brush with orchid mortality.
So I steralized and repoted one more time and let fate take over. I think she wants to live! Please hold a kind wish for her - she did not deserve my bumbling and is trying so hard.
Yea Linda, you go girl!!!
Looks very promising!
Good growing! It's these sorts of experience that makes you a better grower! It's the hard way, but once you learn, you always remember...
Good job, Tami!
A saw a quote around her somewhere that "good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." So we all have to make the mistakes. That's how we learn! I've certainly made my share...
I nade a similiar mistake with cattleya with a fungal infectional. After cutting 1 pb at a time for 4 pbs, I finally decided to get this over with and cut 2 pbs only to find upon careful examination I needed to cut more so I cut off another pb only to find I needed to cut off another one only to find out I needed to cut off another one. Finally, I got into completely clean tissue. The problem was that there had been a very fine thread of fungal tissue through the rhizome that I had not look close enough to see. Shame on me. The orchid is doing well now, putting out new growths.
I happy for your orchid.
Thanks, all! I pased on your good wishes to her and I think she smiled! KC C, glad yours made it through as well.