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Paph. Help

This is a discussion on Paph. Help within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; This is my Paph. Jogjae and it's in pretty bad shape. Is there any way ...

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    This is my Paph. Jogjae and it's in pretty bad shape. Is there any way I can still save this guy? I don't see any new roots or growths developing at all.
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    The roots look dried out to me. I would trim off the dead ones and put a tiny bit of sphag around the remaining roots and pot in a smaller pot with fine bark leaving the bottom open (maybe some packing peanuts) for air circulation.

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    yep. Those roots are goners. It looks like the plant itself might have some sun damage as well. Make sure and keep it shaded while it recovers.

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    I don't know if they look dessicated or rotted from being too wet?? It is tough to get a whole new root system on a Paph but it can be done. Do as above and keep in a humid, shaded environment.

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    The leaves had some shipping damage from when I got it. I'll chop it up a bit and see what happens in sphag where it's more shaded. I hope I can pull this one out of the fire.

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    I've just repotted it this morning. Only a few roots that passed but it's going to be tough to get this guy back. I did see something green coming out of the base of the current fan so hopefully it's a root or new growth; not sure what I'd prefer in this case since a growth wouldn't have sufficient root support and a root wouldn't necessarily mean that this guy would make it.

    It does look pretty cute in it's make-shift pot.
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    keep it shaded and humid...and hope for the best.

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    Actually, in cases like these new growth is my best sign - they usually put out new roots much quicker on new growths. I find it much harder to convince old growth to start roots again.

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    That looks like root rot to me. I am not a fan of plastic or unnatural materials. I think the repotting you did will help. Let the roots dry some and I would use a spray bottle on it every other day. Keep is out of direct light, but keep it warm. Maybe near a window where it never gets direct sunlight, but comes close.

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