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Overwatered bromeliad

This is a discussion on Overwatered bromeliad within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My hubby just bought me a lovely new orchid (label says it's a bromeliad, but ...

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    Default Overwatered bromeliad

    My hubby just bought me a lovely new orchid (label says it's a bromeliad, but it looks just like my phals) and it has been overwatered at the store. Most of the roots look perfect (green/grey/firm) but a few have squishy brown/black tips. Leaves are firm, 15 blooms. I cut off the black sqishy tips and left the clear holey pot sitting out to drain, put something in the bottom of the decorative pot to keep the roots out of any retained water (they were sitting in 1/4 inch of water)... Now what? Repot? Looks like a bark based medium but I saw some springy green moss....

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    Oops, it IS a phal. I guess the manufacturer labelled it incorrectly.

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    Yes you should repot now, you should also treat the plant and the roots with a fungicide/virucide. Hydrogen peroxide should work

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    Maybe this will help with your phal.



    Cheers,
    BD

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    Some places have NO IDEA now do they?! It is like the Dendrobium kingianum i saw for sale labeled as the "Lilly of the Valley plant-pink form". LOL Bruces vid is brilliant, and easy to follow to!

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