Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

Wrinkly pseudobulb

This is a discussion on Wrinkly pseudobulb within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi all! I'm new to the whole orchid growing thing, but have been fascinated by ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    psychosquirrel is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Rachael
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6

    Default Wrinkly pseudobulb

    Hi all!

    I'm new to the whole orchid growing thing, but have been fascinated by the plants for as long as i can remember.

    i finally broke down and bought my first orchid about 3 weeks ago. it's Colmanara Wildcat 'Bobcat.' When i repotted it after getting it home (lots of salt buildup on the bark) i saw the the roots were in less than good condition, and had to trim a bunch of them off. Repotted in sphag and bark after a thorough dusting of cinamon, and hoped for the best. The newest pseudobulb started to wrinkle within a few days of this, and still hasn't plumped back up. i've been misting the leaves in the morning and have the plant sitting on a humidity tray of sorts (made from lab supplies, but it works). i'm also not seeing any signs of new root growth. Should i be concerned yet? Is there anything i should do to help it along, or am i still at the 'cross your fingers' stage with it?

    i'm going to try to attach a picture of the wrinkly bulb, my apologies if it doesn't work!

    thanks for the advice!
    Attached Images Attached Images   

  2. #2
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is offline Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,743
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    This particular grex will produce new roots from a new growth that is about half mature. It's a waiting game at this point.

  3. #3
    psychosquirrel is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Rachael
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6

    Default

    sad. i guess i'll just wait and hope then. is there anything i should be particularly careful of to keep it happier?

  4. #4
    nicki is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    pittsburgh Pa
    Posts
    803
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Did you sprinkle the cinnamon on the roots?

  5. #5
    psychosquirrel is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Rachael
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6

    Default

    yes, the roots got a thorough dusting of cinnamon.

  6. #6
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is offline Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,743
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I'd keep the humidity high but the plant slightly on the dry side until new roots are formed. Not completely bone dry...but do allow it to get drier than you usually would.

    Quote Originally Posted by psychosquirrel View Post
    sad. i guess i'll just wait and hope then. is there anything i should be particularly careful of to keep it happier?

  7. #7
    nicki is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    don't know yet
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    pittsburgh Pa
    Posts
    803
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    It was my understanding that cinnamon is bad for roots, it will stop growth. But it's ok to use the cinnamon to seal cut leaves & stems. Hopefully someone else can confirm this for you.

  8. #8
    orchidlady's Avatar
    orchidlady is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Susan
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phal and Paph species
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    899

    Default

    Yes, it is better not to use cinnamon on roots, tends to dry them out and inhibit growth.

    Susan

  9. #9
    smwboxer is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Stephen
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Rhynch/Brassavola/Angc
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    727
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Yes, cinnamon and roots do not mix. The very reason you put it on a damaged leaf is why you would not put it on roots.

  10. #10
    psychosquirrel is offline Junior Member
    Real Name
    Rachael
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6

    Default

    good to know. it has had a couple of drenchings since then, when the medium under the bark was dry. hopefully, this would reverse the drying power of cinnamon by mostly washing it away, while retaining the anti-microbial properties....

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New growth or shoot on TOP of a pseudobulb
    By Becky15349 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: November 8th, 2008, 07:23 PM
  2. Oncidium pseudobulb problem!!
    By pianoman8705 in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 17th, 2007, 01:33 PM
  3. Reviving an Old Cattleya Pseudobulb
    By admin in forum Orchid Forum Articles
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: October 17th, 2007, 06:40 PM
  4. Sick Pseudobulb?
    By Zoe in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 10th, 2007, 01:30 PM
  5. pseudobulb question??
    By nabakov5 in forum Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 9th, 2006, 11:22 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.