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This is a discussion on new roots within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ditto on the humidifier. We keep three of them going 24/7 in our living room, ...

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    Ditto on the humidifier. We keep three of them going 24/7 in our living room, where the humidity stays around 70%. The orchids love it!Once spring arrives (probably late Feb., early March), we'll be moving some outdoors, very gradually, so the humidifiers will be less necessary. I do, however, have the paphs and phrags that really can't go outside when it gets really hot here, so inside conditions will have to be kept up somehow.

    Sounds like you're right on top of this - great job. BTW, if you're ever going to try S/H, a few weeks from now (when the roots are just a bit longer) would be a good time to try it.

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    I look forward to following this thread to see how your orchid turns out. I bet you totally save it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teena View Post
    For now it is sitting in moist spag in a bag, for how long? Anyone what to venture a guess?

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    How is it going Martha? Any pics to share?

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    Nothing new to report yet - martha

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    I agree with Cathy, and Betty. I would pot it up. Your plant is big enough that it has plenty of reserve energy to continue the new growth, spike, and roots. I would pot it so that the new roots are just touching the top of the media, and just keep the media moist but not too moist, and keep the humidity high.

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    Totally Saved! Look at these new roots and look at what I presume to be two new shoots coming along on an old bulb. It is also in full flower. What an amazing plant, I really thought it was goner.

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    A blessing in disguise and certainly a good catch as it decided to progress with the lead. For me though the developing roots would now face 50/50 chance of survival; (and at a crucial time aswell) Tips brown and die back (necrotic). Have worked through a dozen causes as stated around the web. This haunt and haunts me.

    jason cakedaddy posted/ started a thread on this.
    -salts
    -over fert. but no leaf tip burn
    -overdosed
    -low humidity
    -nutrient deficiency calcium plus/ or other deficiencies from macro and micro.
    toxicity aerosols strong chems
    Ph is stable and mounted orchids are flushed. Bark and sphag used when affixed.
    Rainwater used collected from conservatory runoff stored in butt.
    Epsoms salts x1 month, tbags and eggsheells used. occasional superthrive vitax seaweed extr foliar spray x1 x2 weekly and weak. Tomorite. No pests
    Your 1st picture of horror was very familiar to me last autumn and winter to follow ofcourse not the ideal time shorter days, less sun and colder ambience. Typical temperate casualties doomed by cold and damp and secondary infection. Have had good endings like yours but in warmer brighter seasons.Excluding a couple of newbies this year these stumps lingered. Most gone now as their only chance was to have new growth/ roots but those apple green root tips died No chances left as bulbs/ canes were exhausted. I had roughly over 100 mixed orchid sp and hybrids last summer/aut. Only a quarter remain to todays date. The cold damp dullness and fungal bacterial pathogens had a party. Have a fan on 24/7 now + monthly sys fungide.

    Still have this frustrating root tip dieback though!

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    Bravo, Martha! Certainly an exciting and satisfying result. In my book, you are an extraordinarily capable grower.


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    Is that a C. Wildcat? Those things are almost bulletproof in my experience lol
    Congrats!

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