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Unpotted orchid (again) need advice.

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    Sorry, just worried about my plant
    This was my very first orchid (that i actually kept alive) and I have had it a long time, so I don't want it to die.

    Think I could just lay them over my humidity tray?

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    I have couple laying over a pot with bark mix so they don't stay too long in water but still getting enough humidity. One of them is the B. digbyana with the new roots you see in my thread... Now she's got a new growth about 2" (very slow growing) and I think is time to put her in her own basket...

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    Congratulations on the recovery! Digbyanas are nice hopefully she will reward you with great flowers for all your care when she recovers a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Alana, I would soak the plant in Peroxide now for about 10-15 min. and then... here is what I did and you might find it helpful:
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...back-dead.html
    Hi Margo, I know that you recommend a peroxide soak fairly often. Can I ask a couple of specific questions:

    1. Do you use it out the bottle (Nine is 10 volume 3% m/m ??????????)
    2. Once you have done your soak, do you throw it away or re use it?

    Thanks

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    The 3% straight out of the bottle is fine.
    Once you use it discard it. It degrades rapidly in the light and when contaminated. Plus you don't want to chance cross contaminating another plant.

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    Alana - you might think about a small humidifer for your house - I've kept one going all winter and have had my house at ~55% - I would have such nose bleeds if mine was that low - I live up in the north where winter is always very dry from indoor heat (as you have used more this winter that usual. also ) - I think your orchid looks good, just too dry - good luck
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    Hi Alana, I found when I had a Cattleya orchid like this that I let it sit unpotted for a few weeks until it sprouted a couple new green root tips. Then repot. You are in Jacksonville where it's colder right now and maybe dryer. I'm in tampa and I keep misting every few days and it has sprouted some roots. Let it dry before misting again. Anyway a suggestion.

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