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This is a discussion on Trying to save this Phal but is it too late? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; My friend recieved this Phal as a birthday gift , I believe the leaves were ...
My friend recieved this Phal as a birthday gift , I believe the leaves were droopy when she recieved it after all the blooms have dropped she was going throw it out as she couldn't stand the sight or a droopy leaf Phal with a stalk ! So i said I would take care of it and see if i can make it rebloom. When I got it home I took it out of it's pot and there isn't a great root system for a Phal this size but there are some green healthy roots just not a lot of it so I repotted it and added some moss in the mix along with bark. I think it may have been underwatered at some stage. I looked up the condtion online and it says underwatering can lead to droopy , wrinkle leaves. I have been keeping a close eye on its moisture levels and misted the top moss when it dried out . Now after a week it seems to have gotten worse the leaves have developed yelloish stripes on it's edges and there is apperance of sunken dimples on the leaves not looking good any suggestion?
Looks saveable to me. I'd take it back out, cut off any dead roots. If the roots are dry, give it a good soak in a bowl of water. I also tend to repot phals only in medium bark. Water every few days. It looks more like it needs air than underwatered. Also, phals are incredibly tough. I bet this one can bounce back fine. Good luck!
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