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Phal orchid issues - frustrating

This is a discussion on Phal orchid issues - frustrating within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; So, I have rescued a total of 12 root rotted orchids and all are thriving, ...

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    Default Phal orchid issues - frustrating

    So, I have rescued a total of 12 root rotted orchids and all are thriving, excel these two.....
    This one, had about 3 good thick 2 inch roots and I'm considering planting him in some bark. Leaves are dehydrated and leathery. Flower spike has 3 secondary spikes which has prevented me from cutting the spike... should I plant it?
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    Please ignore the random crap I'm using to prop the leaves up..
    Next one I attempted the sphag n bag method and it hated it. So I took the bag of. The leaves are yellowing, plant it's dehydrated, and it still had a flower spike with blooms on it. It has ONE root that's about an inch long..... what should I do.
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    Thanks for the help. I really want to save these.....

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    I had one like that, sphag and bag did not work for me too. I cut spike and misted few roots that left in the morning and evening, on weekends more often if I was home, once a week I soaked roots in rooting hormone (whatever you can find: kelpmax, superthrive ). Pot with rootless phal was standing in container over the water to provider little bit more humidity. In about 1.5 months it started to show sign of new roots growth.

    So continue care for your phals as you do and be patient!
    They will loose some leaves but new will grow !

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    I would recommend you cut all the flower spikes and let the plant concentrate on growing leaves and roots and not flowers.
    Keep it humid and warm and spray weak fertiliser solution once a week or two, to the whole plant both upper and lower sides of leaves early in morning and let them dry out by evening. For prevention of any fungal problems, because of the humid condition, you can spray some fungicide too.
    Hope they come back. Happy Growing.
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    Ok. I cut off the spikes. Should I reMove the yellow leaves?

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    I would say leave them, they will fall off eventually bu themself. If you try to remove them you might ended up breaking new roots tips (i broke few like that ) and you dont want yo do that.
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