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Help me with this Phal situation please!

This is a discussion on Help me with this Phal situation please! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I had this lovely coral Phal Orchid and bought it from the store. At the ...

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    Exclamation Help me with this Phal situation please!

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    I had this lovely coral Phal Orchid and bought it from the store. At the time of my purchase I was still very new to the care of my orchids, and the severity of my climate and its effects on my orchids here in NV. As I have now learned i MUST cover all my roots with whatever medium that matches what it came in. Not to mention that I have learned to take out a certain amount of medium from the flowers when I purchase them because, for some reason my suppliers pack my flowers sooo tight, and they rot very easily here from that as well as it being of pure dryness. On to what caused this, I believe I followed what my orchid wanted as far as watering due to the fact that it flowered for an incredibly long time. I think that the dryness here caused the exposed roots at the base of the foliage to wither away hence leaving me with these thread-like roots attached but at the bottom, beneath the rotted roots they look lovely and green and are even sending out new growth roots. i am afraid without guidance i will lose this flower forever and i just love this one. i have 20!

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    Also I had just finished watering after waiting a week and a half....my 2 successes with far less root rot came back but this is bad.....

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    It still has lots of roots. SO -it isn't over just yet. Be sure to keep an eye on it. It will need some TLC, but I 've seen much worse. Hang in there!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Oh i so hope so....because these were her blooms and i will miss it so.....

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