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Phal crown dead/dry up.

This is a discussion on Phal crown dead/dry up. within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Came back from my long holidays. Found my phal crown had dried up/dead without leaves, ...

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    Default Phal crown dead/dry up.

    Came back from my long holidays.
    Found my phal crown had dried up/dead without leaves, no rot.
    The roots are still green.

    Is it 100%dead and should be throw away or i should wait and hope for a miracle to happen?
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    Sorry about the Phal. posting a picture would help diagnose if it is worth reviving it. If the roots are green, I would not give up and still try with Sphag and bag

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    I agree with Sriram, pictures would help to determine what damage you might have.

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    Sounds like a case of sunburn to me.

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    Attached is the photo. It is the plant on the right. It has been like since the 28th Jan when i returned. One of the root has become yellowish. The one on the left was rescue from the bin last year.
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    I have a couple that look like that. I am just putting them under proper lighting that others are doing well, watering without touching crown, and hope for the best. I have seen one plant starting to grow back. Looking at the picture looks like a lot of charcoal. If so, might want to change the media with more bark or use sphagnum. But sometimes changing the media when the plant is already under stress may pose a problem. I am sure there are better suggestions then mine. I am just going by my experience.

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    I concur with Monica, repot in bark and water only the roots and I see a ray of hope to rescue this Phal. keeping fingers crossed for you

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    The media is coconut husk and charcoal. I love to water and hence it is not a problem unless i am away. I no longer trust other people to look after my plants for me.
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    Thank you all, i will water only the roots. Will update if it manage to regrow again.
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    Thank you all, i will water only the roots. Will update if it manage to regrow again.
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    This caught my eyes this morning!
    It is going to be a long rehab like growing from a baby but at least it is alive!

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    I have encountered the same problem before. What I did was, water the roots until it becomes greenish, then I spray with very diluted fertilizer (20:20:20). I spray the fertilizer only once every week after watering. It works for me at least. Basal keiki will emerge if you are successful. Good luck!

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