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Is my Phal orchid dying????

This is a discussion on Is my Phal orchid dying???? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by 123orchids I usually blow as hard as I can several times into ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123orchids View Post
    I usually blow as hard as I can several times into the crown to blow away any water that got by accident into the crown during watering. I find that is just like in nature how the wind would dry it out.
    Haha thats what i do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_andreev View Post
    i agree with Jordan plus humidity tray can help dehydrate.good luck
    Humidity trays have to be one of the simplest forms of keeping humidity levels up-and also one of the more effective ways. Just get something like a kitty-litter tray and fill it with some aquarium pebbles. Fill with water to the pebble line and then add another few mm of pebbles on top. This means that even though the water is close to the top, the pebbles ontop prevent the plant from sitting in the water. Place the plant on top and keep topped up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    What Jordan said plus do not let water stand in the crown of the plant. When you've finished watering make sure to tip the plant a bit sideways to make sure that any water sitting in the top of the plant drains out so you won't get crown rot. I also usually dip a piece of paper paper towel in the crown to wick away any residual mositure just to be safe. - martha
    Yea, standing the plant in water fast-tracks root rot, which can completely cripple the plant. As a general rule, never let orchids have wet feet, unless they are Disas or sometimes Zygos.

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