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My orchid lost all its leaves...please help

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    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 still kill my share of orchids. But do pretty well for the most part.

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    Hi Peaches
    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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