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Gongora help

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    Dear members of the orchid talk community,
    I count on your expertise to save my little Gongora Armeniaca.
    It arrived a few days ago and was waiting to join the rest of the collection.Then suddenly, in a matter of 24 hours its leaves turned yellow, became limp and fell off. A new growth it had is now gone. What is left of the plant is a few small green leafless pbulbs.
    The plant was not watered for a few days while adjusting to its new home. It came a moderately moist medium. I checked for rot and could not find any and the roots are in a marvelous condition. What happened? Will it produce a new growth? How can I encourage it?
    Any advice is valuable. Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by natalya View Post
    Dear members of the orchid talk community,
    I count on your expertise to save my little Gongora Armeniaca.
    It arrived a few days ago and was waiting to join the rest of the collection.Then suddenly, in a matter of 24 hours its leaves turned yellow, became limp and fell off. A new growth it had is now gone. What is left of the plant is a few small green leafless pbulbs.
    The plant was not watered for a few days while adjusting to its new home. It came a moderately moist medium. I checked for rot and could not find any and the roots are in a marvelous condition. What happened? Will it produce a new growth? How can I encourage it?
    Any advice is valuable. Thank you,
    Sounds like it got too hot while shipping, I'd contact the vendor. It probably isn't dead but it is a big setback for the plant.

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    I agree , mine like be moist . Gin

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    Thanks a lot for your replies. The vendor promised to send me a new plant next week. Meanwhile, I would appreciate a few tips on Gongora culture. It's a new kind for me and there isn't much about it online. There is general information, but the knowledge from a first hand grower is priceless.
    Thanks again,

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    Ive only had mine for a short while but I'm sure others will chime in. They like to be in baskets (and can spike out the side), and want fairly bright light. Mine get morning sun until 9:30AM and bright diffuse light the rest of the day (they are happy and I have a new lead for now). While they are growing new bulbs, leaves or leads you want to give them more water and fert., but let them dry periodically. Intermediate temps. They seem to like a mrd-fine coir based mix very well for me, but use your own careful judgement on water with that.

    Oh yeah, don't throw out the old one either!
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