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coerula x bellina

This is a discussion on coerula x bellina within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Bought this orchid about a year ago and grew on windowsill for six months and ...

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    Bought this orchid about a year ago and grew on windowsill for six months and lost one leaf due to under watering I think.
    Moved it to greenhouse about six months ago and it's not done much except I now see a small new leaf forming very slowly.
    I took it out of the medium bark it was in and trimed a few rotted roots, what you see in the pictures is where it's at now.
    Should I pot in small bark or perhaps mount?
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    I would soak the roots in seaweed extract for 2-3 hours then mount it with some sphagnum moss. Personally I prefer to grow my Phal in sphagnum. Make sure no water accumulate on the crown because small leaves could rot so easily. Phal. Samera is a warm grower, so keep it warm and humid.

    Alternatively, I would put it in glass or plastic container and soak the roots everyday for 2-3 hours with diluted fertiliizer, change daily (similar to water culture) until it grows new root. Then only mount it or grow in sphagnum. Again, humidity must be high and keep warm. I have manage to save few of my orchids using this method. Maybe different people will have different suggestion and opinion.

    It will take some time. Be patient as it is agonizing process. If things didn't work after that, I would just find a new one - the easiest way out.

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    I would agree with Azizan!

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