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Mini Phal with root rot

This is a discussion on Mini Phal with root rot within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by mauraec Just curious, Gary - why the bleach and sulfur? There are ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Just curious, Gary - why the bleach and sulfur? There are less intense ways to deal with root rot - plus, you've cut off the dead roots, so, presumably, the remaining ones are healthy and need more nurturing than sterilizing. Also - a mini-phal from a box-store?

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    Hi Maura,

    just a little curious, do you have pics of a box store there? i think i havent seen one like it.:-)

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    Thank you. Thats what I was hoping I would hear. I have been reading various posts on this forum and just wanted to know what the best course of action would be.
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    You and Angie are absolutely right about "practicing" on an inexpensive orchid - I should have emphasized more that it took me FIVE of those before I moved on. You can learn a lot trying to rescue a sick orchid that will come in handy when you run into issues with a more expensive one. It IS possible to get inexpensive orchids that are beautiful and healthy - I guess my point was to encourage you to follow the natural progression that Angie referred to and that most, if not all of us have gone through, and on our own time and in our own ways. I just wanted you to know there's so much fun in store for you in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef09071984 View Post
    Hi Maura,

    just a little curious, do you have pics of a box store there? i think i havent seen one like it.:-)
    Not sure I understand your question, but no, I don't take photos of box stores and grocery stores around Atlanta - it's just a generic term for the huge warehouse-type stores that can carry anything from food to major appliances - and, of course, mini-phals. Do you not have them where you live?

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    Thank you all for your responses. I am excited about this hobby and eager to learn.
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    Best of wishes! It is an exciting, rewarding, and addictive hobby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Not sure I understand your question, but no, I don't take photos of box stores and grocery stores around Atlanta - it's just a generic term for the huge warehouse-type stores that can carry anything from food to major appliances - and, of course, mini-phals. Do you not have them where you live?

    Ah... ok. thanks Maura, we call them here as Marts. they are not quite popular here as majority of people prefer going to Malls:-)

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Size:  58.0 KBJust wanted to post the final planting. I soaked the planting medium for 24 hours. Found the plastic pot and used a soldering iron to put holes in it. Now time will tell.
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    I love those leaves!
    When possible, I like to use clear pots for Phals, too. It allows me to keep an eye on the root growth, plus, as I've read that Phal roots can photosynthesize, it's good that they can receive some light.

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