What happened to it?
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This is a discussion on A long way to go within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have catt that browned and has lost all it's leaves. There are 2 new ...
I have catt that browned and has lost all it's leaves. There are 2 new growths and 2 roots that have been there for a while with out changing in size. There are still 3 p-bulbs left but they're not in good shape. As you can see from the picture I have it sitting in a tray next to a S/H pot and I'm making sure that the water level is pretty much touching the roots.
It is a Rhynchosophrocattleya Boontime x Sophrocattleya Hausermann's Firewings.
That's about 16% dowiana, 15% mossiae, 13% warscewiczii, 13% amethystoglossa, 13% intermedia, and some other stuff.
The question is will it survive?
Last edited by Phyrex; September 17th, 2008 at 08:46 AM.
What happened to it?
Man, I have seen some orchids in pretty bad shape pull through. Not sure about this one. If it does survive, it will be a long time before it is going to bloom. The new growth is a positive point towards its success, but with out any roots, it is a 50 % chance. Good luck.
Sorry, go buy another one, its a RIP. IF it did survive, coming back from that condition will be a long hard road and it will probably never reach any heights.
Sorry... I think this one is going to orchid heaven!
Too bad, I hate it too when I am losing plants!
I am afraid I have to agree with the above posts . If you keep it going beware of too wet with the dowiana , amethystoglossa,mossiae,and probably warscewiczii, in the background, prone to root rot if not growing . Gin
Theoretically very very tough to survive but as long as no infection and adequate fertilizer given regularly should be ok. Another technique you can cover the roots system with small amounts of spag. moss tied to chop wood maintain humidity probably will work for you. Positive thinking......
Assuming that it is not harboring any fungal or bacterial diseases, there is a good chance for it to recover.
For that specific situation I would recommend you have it sit in a small pot with sphagnum moss and keep the medium moist until the roots have grown a bit.
Do not bury it in sphag as it will suffocate. The roots still need air.
Normally I would recommend having it sit on top of a bark medium, but since there are no significant pseudobulb deposits on that plant, it will need to get its moisture from external sources.
However, even a minor infection would kill that plant easily.
Two weeks later this is how "it" looks. Pretty much the same although I'd like to think that the new growth is bigger....
This is just after spraying, it's not usually this wet.