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Brown leaves Paph sanderianum, HELP!

This is a discussion on Brown leaves Paph sanderianum, HELP! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Is the picture of the plant in flower your plant? Or is it one that ...

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    Is the picture of the plant in flower your plant? Or is it one that your plant is supposed to be like (identical names)? It's hard to find pictures when you search for them, as often other plants come up in the search engine. You may want to treat your orchid with fungicide too. Physan is often recommended, you can check at stores that sell gardening stuff for fungicides for houseplants, too. If you try a product with neem oil, be sure to keep your plant out of the sun for a day or so afterwards, the oil can burn the leaves in the sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechinolina View Post
    Michael Koopowitz is an hybrid between Paph philippinensis and Paph sanderianum. The picture you used is not sanderianum and i'm doubtfull about being M.K.
    It could be Paph Chiu Hua Dancer (gigantifolium*sanderianum) or gigantifolium*MK. but i'm not an authorised expert! i think i knew the picture you used, but can't remember from were...
    I suspect she was using the blooming pic as an example of what she hoped her plant should look like and did not intend it to be a prior picture of her plant.

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    LOL no, not in the flower, the poor one is mine but it should look like the one in the flower

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I suspect she was using the blooming pic as an example of what she hoped her plant should look like and did not intend it to be a prior picture of her plant.
    yes, of course it can't be her plant, my point was it's not a sandy nor a MK. i see gigantifolium in it (don't you?). and i'd like to know were i saw this picture before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bechinolina View Post
    yes, of course it can't be her plant, my point was it's not a sandy nor a MK. i see gigantifolium in it (don't you?). and i'd like to know were i saw this picture before...
    Yes it is a pic of Paphiopedilum Chiu Hua Dancer from a venders site. Sent you a pm with the site.

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    Name:  photo.JPG
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    oppps...no healthy roots seen...I suspected that might be the case

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    Do you think I still can save it?? Please say Yes ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monikaorch View Post
    Do you think I still can save it?? Please say Yes ....
    This is from an online site:... where maintaining high humidity may be a problem, we'd suggest the technique that uses Sphagnum moss and a ziplock bag. Remove any dead, mushy or slimy roots from the plant. Then thoroughly wet a handful of long fibered New Zealand Sphagnum moss, and squeeze all the excess water out that you can, leaving it just slightly damp. Place the moss loosely around the base of the plant and put it into a clear plastic bag. For most Paphs the quart to gallon size zip lock types work well, for larger plants you'll have to improvise----clear garbage bag, or something similar. Close the bag in from both sides so that there remains only about an inch of open space in the middle. Fill the bag up with humid, slightly CO2 enhanced air by breathing in deeply and then blowing the bag up at this spot, and quickly sealing it shut. Place the bag in a warm area with subdued light. If at all possible try to keep leaves from touching the sides of the bag, as they may accumulate moisture there and be prone to rot. Periodically, say every week or so, reopen the bag and refill it by breathing into it, and quickly sealing it shut. You should see roots emerging within a few weeks, and when there appear to be two or three roots at least an inch in length, you can remove the plant from the bag and pot it up normally.

    Good culture = good root system. If you succeed in saving it it is important to get the culture down. I find bark mix works the best for me with the plant in a plastic pot and not over potted (meaning that the pot is only large enough to hold the root system. Water and allow to approach dryness before watering again. I find Phrags tolerate much more water than Paphs. but Paphs don't like going totally dry.

    Hope you succeed in saving it!

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    What as helped me with my paphs is to pot them in clear pots , this way you can keep an eye on the roots(if i have nice white tips to them).It also helps because you can see condensation on the inside of the pot ,if not & pot feels light it's time to water.

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