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Phaleonopsis after surviving crown rot

This is a discussion on Phaleonopsis after surviving crown rot within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi, Recently, I got a very sick Phal . Its crown was rotted. I treated ...

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    Recently, I got a very sick Phal. Its crown was rotted. I treated with hydrogen peroxide and cinnamon. It seems that it has survived the crown rot as it is doing pretty well for the last two months. I am watering and fertilizing it regularly, in the hope that it will produce a new keiki of some sort but I am not getting anything now. What should I do now? Do I have to throw the plant and get a new one or is there a way to make it produce new plant. Please let me know.

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    Hi Asif your plant looked very well to me maybe developed crown rot due to excessive water accumulated there, dont worry give a chance and adequate of fertilizer especially high nitrogen may induce keiki at the base ensure enough light too.
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    Thanks a lot Zainal for your reply. A year for the keiki - man o man that is quite a longtime... What I got myself into? Anyway i will keep watering and fertilizing...

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    Hi there can I ask . does the plant have no chance of living after having crown rot ? Is it because that is where it grows from that no more new growth will come from that after being rotted ? I mean I have never experienced this (still newbie ) so I have to ask . After a plant has experienced crown rot it's only good for production of a keiki and nothing else ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yvonni View Post
    Hi there can I ask . does the plant have no chance of living after having crown rot ? Is it because that is where it grows from that no more new growth will come from that after being rotted ? I mean I have never experienced this (still newbie ) so I have to ask . After a plant has experienced crown rot it's only good for production of a keiki and nothing else ?
    Hi yvonni based on my experience some of them will recover especially due to water but if due to infection this is the worst some of them will stunted and die after a period of time.However due to water trap at the crown the character similar like when the insect chewing or damaged the stem soon or later at least about 2 to 3 months can see the young shoot arise from the base. If the pant got old spike especially like apfrodite the keiki may arise from the old node accordingly all are depend on the genetic of those species or hybrids.

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