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Brassavola Hybrid Rescue

This is a discussion on Brassavola Hybrid Rescue within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just purchased a clearanced Brass. to see if I can't bring it back into ...

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    Default Brassavola Hybrid Rescue

    I just purchased a clearanced Brass. to see if I can't bring it back into its glory, unknown to me that there are virtually no roots left on the bulb, and what is there is all brown and dried out. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to encourage new root growth for a Brass.. It has some leaves, but they are beginning to shrivel and dry out a bit. I just bought it yesterday, and got it into a new pot today, and watered it thoroughly with the recommended Orchid plus fertilizer.

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    Hi Steve,

    My experience for simulating rooting has been seaweed extracts. 2ml of seaweed extract in about a litre of water and allow the plant to sit in for about 30 minutes and then put it back in the potting media. it takes about 2 weeks for the hormones in the seaweed extract to take effect so dont over do it. water the plant when the medium becomes dry and watch out if there is any signs of any rotting.

    given that it is a new plant, keep it quarantined and away from other orchids.

    happy growing and keep us posted on how they progress

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    There is no point in giving fertilizer to a plant without roots ; it is more likely to scorch whatever is left, than stimulate new ones.
    Best answer is not in a pot, just lightly misted with plain rain water - or the equivalent, until new roots appear.

    I don't know where you live Steve , but if in a temperate country, then sphagnum moss is the best answer for potting up a rootless plant. Won't work in the tropics I am told, but in Europe and places with a similar climate it is a favourite for this purpose.

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    Hi Geoff,

    Thanks. I am relatively new to orchids so kindly help me in understanding. I understand that Chemical fertilisers are big no but I thought seaweed extracts are safer and would be helpful in rooting and have helped me in the past to promote rooting vandas, dendrobiums and vanilla. Are seaweed xtracts bad too?.

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    I believe the refrence is to the chemical fertilizer, because if to much fertilizer is applied just as if you were taking about a normal garden out doors. Then to much un-absorbed fertilizer will burn and in some ases kill the plant, and since my newly adopted plant has little to no roots, the fertilizer will not be readily absorbed, and thus be allowed to build up concentration. So hence try not to use much fertilizer, I did so initially to try and promote root growth, and do not intend to use it again for stelar a few months. But on a normal basis I only use the fertilizer once a month, or maybe every other month depending on how my plants see doing.
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