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Is this a serious problem?

This is a discussion on Is this a serious problem? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have just received my first ever Bulbophyllum grandiflorum. I got in in the post ...

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    Default Is this a serious problem?

    I have just received my first ever Bulbophyllum grandiflorum. I got in in the post yesterday from a German vendor. It spent no more than two nights on route. I noticed this morning that it is developing a suspicious dent in the biggest leaf. It is depressed and pale in colour. Is this some kind of virus or could it be shock of some kind?

    This is the plant yesterday after I unpacked it.


    This is it this morning



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    Looks like it could be damage from shipping, but more experienced members may have a different opinion
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    Looks like it could be damage from shipping, but more experienced members may have a different opinion
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    I would agree. The plant looks very healthy otherwise. It is a great sized plant, too I still would spray with a a good fungicide.

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    The only thing about that is that it wasn't there when I unpacked it yesterday. It is depressed and I know that I didn't squeeze it yesterday which is why I thought that it was fungal maybe?? I hope not...

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    I just love this plant, I know nothing at all about Bulbos though. I have noticed that the older pbulbs have really dried up and shrivelled so is that a problem too?

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    If the pbulbs are shriveling it means the plant needs more water. Bulbos like to be pretty wet from what I gather (I only have one and was told to keep it moist basically all the time). It could also indicate a root problem if you're watering it enough but they're still shriveling. Or it could be that those pbulbs are the older ones and are pretty much finishing their duty as nutrient reserves. It's common for the oldest pbulbs to shrivel once there are new ones present.

    Best of luck to you!

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    It will be just fine. That is either shipping damage or unpacking damage. Shouldn't be a problem. The orchid looks healthy in all other respects.

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    Thanks for that. I will need a lot of luck I think but I do enjoy a challenge!

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    Thanks Bruce.

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