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The tragic demise of my Bulbphyllum frostii

This is a discussion on The tragic demise of my Bulbphyllum frostii within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Today, i came home from work to see my growing area turned topsy turvy. I ...

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    Default The tragic demise of my Bulbphyllum frostii

    Today, i came home from work to see my growing area turned topsy turvy. I realised that the wind must be too strong to blow the whole area into a mess.

    It is at this point that i realised that my potted bulbophyllum frostii is missing. I went down the block to realise that it has plummeted 27 levels to the ground floor.

    The plant suffered torn leaf, leaking out sticky gluey stuff and another leaf has a small mushy feeling to it.

    What should I do to save them? Any ideas?

    CHeers

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    Maybe find a nice shady quiet corner for them to collectively shock out in for a little bit. Other than tlc, I don't know what to say. I'm guessing a nice drink for you might actually do better than anything you can do for them right now. I have mine on the porch and do occasionnally have to rescue them from the yard...the dens like to fall over alot...but a 27 story fall? The only thing I can say is do not spritz them...the broken leaves will allow for bacteria to enter if the leaves stay damp for any time at all right now. I'd keep them shaded and dry for at least a few days to a couple weeks. Just when you thought all you had to worry about was bugs.... Hopefully they will bounce back. Orchids are amazingly hardy.

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    That sounds terrible. Sorry. Hopefully with a little time it will be alright.

    Good luck with it.

    cheers,
    BD

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    i agree with connie!
    i drink for yourself...lol

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