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Catt leopoldii sick (oh no!!!)

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    Default Catt leopoldii sick (oh no!!!)

    I am posting some pictures from my Catt and hopping for your help.
    It does not seem very happy and some spotting is old (already got it like this) but some is new and I can not figure out what is wrong with her.

    I use gloves every time I touch one orchid. I change them in between orchids.
    I use Physan 20 (I was able to find it here in Germany) and disinfect roots and pots (even new ones) and repot all my new orchids.
    I sterilize all working tools and surfaces.
    I do not share water !


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    I'm not seeing anything to be concerned about but bump

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    I don't see anything wrong other than dehydration, likely from a lack of roots? If it has hardly any left, it will take some time to re-establish itself into a healthy plant. Likely, a full growing season or even longer. Remember to pot new plants into a pot that's barely bigger than the existenting root mass. Overpotting will lead to roots that stay wet for too long. Also, changing from one kind of medium to another is quite a shock, even for healthy plants. Time and patience will be required if that's the case, or even if not. Maybe others will have more to discuss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CattyRobb View Post
    I don't see anything wrong other than dehydration, likely from a lack of roots? If it has hardly any left, it will take some time to re-establish itself into a healthy plant. Likely, a full growing season or even longer. Remember to pot new plants into a pot that's barely bigger than the existenting root mass. Overpotting will lead to roots that stay wet for too long. Also, changing from one kind of medium to another is quite a shock, even for healthy plants. Time and patience will be required if that's the case, or even if not. Maybe others will have more to discuss.
    Hi Catty
    I am a bit more relaxed after reading your message but FYI, she has roots, 4 roots not many, but the signs of dehydration do not go away and I keep her watered.
    Though she is in SH , I do not keep the reservoir full , so she can dry out the roots. (I agree she is over potted ) but I am afraid of messing up with Catt roots (I am very unexperienced).
    My fear is the yellowing (like a wet stain on the base of the leave) and the darkness at the base of the PB. If that is OK than I hope she eventually recovers from the dehydration (she arrived like that from transport).
    Thank you so much I am a bit more relaxed now

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    Thanks Chris
    Maybe I am freeking out due to my recent "loss"

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    I'm not seeing anything to be concerned about but bump

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    [QUOTE=Ana Danaya;457963]Hi Catty
    I am a bit more relaxed after reading your message but FYI, she has roots, 4 roots not many, but the signs of dehydration do not go away and I keep her watered.
    Though she is in SH , I do not keep the reservoir full , so she can dry out the roots. (I agree she is over potted ) but I am afraid of messing up with Catt roots (I am very unexperienced).
    My fear is the yellowing (like a wet stain on the base of the leave) and the darkness at the base of the PB. If that is OK than I hope she eventually recovers from the dehydration (she arrived like that from transport).

    Thank you so much I am a bit more relaxed now

    You probably won't be able to plump those old bulbs up much at all, once they are that shriveled. Four roots is not very many to be supporting all of those growths. Make sure to let them dry completely between, but do keep it hydrated. It will probably lose all the roots that were there before you repotted it, so you'll be relying ono your new growing roots in the future. Try a seaweed supplement if you want to try and stimulate more root growth. Also, the older growths will probably lose some leaves over time. There will be a general yellowing and the leaf will drop at some point. I wouldn't worry too much if it's the oldest bulb, unless it's getting all soft and watery if you squeeze it. Then you may have a problem. I've never dealt with bacterial rot before, so I don't have any advice from personal experience. I also discard plants if they are very diseased. I just don't want anything aggressive in the rest of my collection.

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    Thank you so much for the guidance .
    I will start using Kelp Max and see if it starts producing new roots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ana Danaya View Post
    Hi Catty
    I am a bit more relaxed after reading your message but FYI, she has roots, 4 roots not many, but the signs of dehydration do not go away and I keep her watered.
    Though she is in SH , I do not keep the reservoir full , so she can dry out the roots. (I agree she is over potted ) but I am afraid of messing up with Catt roots (I am very unexperienced).
    My fear is the yellowing (like a wet stain on the base of the leave) and the darkness at the base of the PB. If that is OK than I hope she eventually recovers from the dehydration (she arrived like that from transport).

    Thank you so much I am a bit more relaxed now

    You probably won't be able to plump those old bulbs up much at all, once they are that shriveled. Four roots is not very many to be supporting all of those growths. Make sure to let them dry completely between, but do keep it hydrated. It will probably lose all the roots that were there before you repotted it, so you'll be relying ono your new growing roots in the future. Try a seaweed supplement if you want to try and stimulate more root growth. Also, the older growths will probably lose some leaves over time. There will be a general yellowing and the leaf will drop at some point. I wouldn't worry too much if it's the oldest bulb, unless it's getting all soft and watery if you squeeze it. Then you may have a problem. I've never dealt with bacterial rot before, so I don't have any advice from personal experience. I also discard plants if they are very diseased. I just don't want anything aggressive in the rest of my collection.

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    Another technique that I always do to encourage the new roots put small amount of sphagnum moss at the base of the new pseudobulb and I noticed your media is to dried.

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