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black and wilting

This is a discussion on black and wilting within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; hi. i tried doing a search for this but couldn't find anything. i thought my ...

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    hi. i tried doing a search for this but couldn't find anything.
    i thought my dend was doing just fine. a few days ago it dropped it's last leaf which from what i understand is normal. but i noticed last night that stem at that top has shriveled some and is getting black spots. i also noticed some black areas on another stem. i ended up trimming the mushy black tip. i don't know if i should've done that or not.

    what's going on? any suggestions?

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    This sounds like rot - maybe systemic. Can you post a picture?

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    awe, i don't want to hear that
    i can take a picture, but not till tonight when i get home from work. i won't be able to post it till tomorrow.
    i don't think i was overwatering. there are plenty holes in the pot. and it's in new potting medium as of 2 months ago.

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    Nicki,

    It does sound like rot. When you are able, post a photo. Hopefully it can be saved.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    here are some pics of the orchid i'm killing... crossing my fingers hoping it can be saved.
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    It looks like normal aging to me.

    Do you see any new growths emerging from the base of the plant?

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    i don't see any new growths. i will just keep taking care of it the way i have been and hope for the best.

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