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ATTENTION: Help! What's Wrong With My Phalaenopsis?!

This is a discussion on ATTENTION: Help! What's Wrong With My Phalaenopsis?! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Wash off the sphagnum moss bits stuck onto the roots. Cut away any mushy or ...

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    Wash off the sphagnum moss bits stuck onto the roots.
    Cut away any mushy or dried roots. Apply cinnamon to all the fungal spots and cut surfaces.
    Repot into moss or bark, your choice.
    Give it good culture (65-80 degrees is ideal with bright indirect light and high humidity)
    water every 7-10 days with lukewarm water, don't listen to the ice cube ads

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    I would NOT use cinnamon on roots at ANY time...Too drying! Sulphur will help heal, seal & kill any bacteria on cuts you need to make. Be sure to put the re-poted phal in a little lower light for the next ten days to two weeks while it recovers. Betty :-)

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    i would NOT repot into sphag-too moist and it rots the roots to easily (possibly your problem?). use a larger grade bark as they like the airflow and good drainage. red leaves? no problem! i managed to bloom a phal even better with the red leaves....twice as many flowers and larger ones too

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