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This is a discussion on My orchid lost all its leaves...please help within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Growing orchids requires a bit of hands on learning for most people. It's hard to ...
Growing orchids requires a bit of hands on learning for most people. It's hard to tell a person exactly what is appropriate because we all have differing conditions. I say, get yourself another and repot into a bark mix. You will have more control over it. I killed many many phals when I first started. I tried an oncidium and it actually grew and bloomed. From then on, I've been an orchid addict!
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I have had a few Phals that were completely rootless. I have discovered that putting them in a glass of water, (strange as that seems) will
grow new roots in the matter of a couple of weeks. Once the plant has 2 or 3 new roots I will pot them up in bark mixture or mount them.
Denny, do you add anything to the water or change it frequently? That is a method I've heard of but just too afraid to try.
I don't add anything to the water. I use tap water and I do change it weekly.
I seem to have great results with this method.
I only leave the plant in the water until I see 3 to 4 roots growing,and than pot it or mount it.
Water culture is not meant to be used long term.
Here is another Phal that was rootless,that I just mounted a few days ago.
I'm going to try this water culture method for rooting. I have one phal rescue that has been struggling to root, but maybe this is just what it needs.
Thanks for the tip!