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rotting pseudobulbs

This is a discussion on rotting pseudobulbs within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; If you have an old pb that is leafless and becoming brown and mushy do ...

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    Default rotting pseudobulbs

    If you have an old pb that is leafless and becoming brown and mushy do you leave it and hope it just dries up or try to remove it? I tried leaving one but then the one next to it started getting brown and mushy so unpotted the whole thing and removed them both. Even though everything else looked good including what is probably now the oldest one, that one is starting to look kind of sickly. Now an encyclia has a rotten one in the middle of the large plant.

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    if it is a rot, I would cut the old pseudobulb with a sterile knife and apply fungicide.

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    I would do the same. A picture will let someone give you a better answer, it's hard to say exactly without being able to look at the plant.

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