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Phalaenopsis leaves falling off

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    Default Phalaenopsis leaves falling off

    Hi
    Can anyone help me. Leaves falling off.
    Can survive this Orchid?
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    looks like crown rot...

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    It looks over watered and the roots begin to rot.
    Drying it out and repotting it in fresh medium should revive it.

    guyos

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    The first thing you should do if you plan on trying to save this phal. is cut off the spike to save it's energy. If you plan on saving it it's going to be a long process, I would remove any dead roots, soak in a any fungicide or bactericide, I use Phyton 27. repot in an open potting mix in pot with holes for drainage. You probably wont get another spike on that phal for two to three years if you save it, good luck if you try. Hank.....

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    It has many healthy roots. It may take awhile to come back, but it's worth the try. i find "nursing" the plants back to health an interesting challenge. I would contact Orchid Addict, she is the resident nurse, get he opinion.

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    Default hi !

    i`ll try..
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    sorry too late throw it out...the rot has already spread to the base...look at how black the the base of the flower spike junction with the leaf looks

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    I had one of the plants do the same thing and I cut off as much as I could wet it in fungicide and sprinkled cinnamon powder then put rooting powder and planted it into a mix of stone,coal and coconut chips and into a clay pot and that has a flower spike right now, so do not give up just yet, go easy on too much water right now, it worked for me.

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