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Help - rot? on Monn Millenium Magic "Witchcraft"

This is a discussion on Help - rot? on Monn Millenium Magic "Witchcraft" within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Oh well, we will see if it wants to live .... I dont think roots ...

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    Oh well, we will see if it wants to live ....
    I dont think roots in good shape now. I hope it will survive though

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    It was a very healthy plant with a very good root system. It has also finished maturing its last growths. Removal of the old rotting growth and letting the plant breath and dry out would have been more than sufficient, and may be application of a topical fungicide to the cut part like sulphur powder. It is important to let the plant be dry, there is no faster way of killing a catasetum alliance orchid than keeping a plant headed for dormancy always wet. Good luck.

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    Thank you Amey for the comment!
    We learn on our mistakes.... I hope it has power to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    Thank you Amey for the comment!
    We learn on our mistakes.... I hope it has power to live
    Sending good plant ju-ju your way!

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    Question:
    right now new growth lives by taking nutrient from old PBs. Will old PBs plump up again once it grow new roots?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    Question:
    right now new growth lives by taking nutrient from old PBs. Will old PBs plump up again once it grow new roots?!
    i usually trimmed all leaves adjacent to the petioles, this will prevent the bulb from excessive dehydration due to high transpiration rate.
    when new roots grow, new leaves will continue to grow if the bulb is not fully develop. and if the bulb do decide to take a early break into dormancy, they can do so without excessive shriveling.

    good luck and keep us posted.

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    . Good question, from what I have seen the old pseudobulbs don't plump back again. would like to hear from other members.

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    So i have to cut leaves?! ok... will do surgery

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    . Good question, from what I have seen the old pseudobulbs don't plump back again. would like to hear from other members.
    they will as long as the bulb is healthy, i had many bulb that are shriveled, but once they grow new growths, they will start plump back again, and sometimes when i forgot to remove the wire that is holding the old bulbs, that is when they will get strangulated into hour glass shape. hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    So i have to cut leaves?! ok... will do surgery
    well, that is what i will do for all my ctsm. perhaps other with other experience would like to share some thoughts

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    Ian, do i have to continue water it or force them into dormancy?!

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