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2 different plants with different problems

This is a discussion on 2 different plants with different problems within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi It's been awhile since I have logged on so I need to do alot ...

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    Default 2 different plants with different problems

    Hi
    It's been awhile since I have logged on so I need to do alot of reading. I really , really watch my plants.. It's been too hot here the last few weeks.
    Anyways, here goes.
    1.my Dend. has a keiki growing & I don't know how to handle it. What should I do? I think it may have a stem coming, looks kinda dry, do I moved it.
    My orchids are all outside.

    2. this Mtssa. looks really sick... Lack of water??? But what else???
    Will it die? Should I throw it out.. Hope you say NO...Thanks for all the





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    you can cut that keiki off and put it in its own pot. for the other other check the roots.
    Last edited by delphiguy; August 18th, 2010 at 10:40 PM.

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    The miltassia needs water. That could mean the roots have rotted away and the plant is not able to take up water. Ease it out of the pot and check the roots.

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    Joan, this should help with the potting up of the keiki. Bruce did a great job on this helpful video. Take Care, Rich

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...step-step.html

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    Bruce, that was a great & helpful video..
    Thank you
    Thank you for all the answers

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    Thanks Joan! And thanks Rich for your kind words too. Good luck Joan.

    Cheers,
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    That's one big keiki- the biggest I've seen!!

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    Good morning
    I got my Dend. taken care this morning..
    Here is what the roots look like on the Mtssa.
    What do you think??? Are they in too bad of shape??



    http://onfinite.com/libraries/1614670/d51.jpg

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    The roots look like they may be dead, Joan. While it is possible for roots to get stained from the media, generally brown roots are dead. The way to check is to gently "pinch" a root. If the root is hard/firm, then it is probably OK. If the root feels soft/"squishy", it's dead.

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    Thanks for a very fast responds, it's just laying on my cabinet.
    Well as I haven't done this much. They really don't feel "squishy" but they are so small that it's hard to tell.
    I do have a new growth on it & it's root look really good & healthy. Should I divide it? or let it be.
    I hate looking at a dieing plant, if that's the case. If I can't help it out.
    Thanks for your answer.

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