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Phalaenopsis: Visible Problems, Help Requested

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    Default Phalaenopsis: Visible Problems, Help Requested

    Hi,

    my neighbor has asked me to save her two Phalaenopsis orchids, that's why I am posting here.

    Both plants seems to die, many leaves have died already, the remaining appear wrinkled. Both plants are located in a shady area (50% light) at a temperature of around 29°C to 35°C (Jamaica), and are being watered daily (but not over-watered).

    If you require more information to assist us, then please let me know. We hope you can tell us what has to be done.

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    Looks like root rot has caused the dehydration. Check out the root system and repot.

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    Just what I was thinking, Yew.

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    Thanks to everyone! :-)

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    Agreed, i had that problem with two i was given. the previous owner had them sitting in water for weeks and couldnt figure out where the fungal smell was coming from lol. i cut off the few larger leaves to reduce transpiration and left 2 small leaves on each.

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    Did you repot these phal orchids, Sven? How did they turn out?

    Cheers,
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