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Is this Phal worth keeping

This is a discussion on Is this Phal worth keeping within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi I need some opinions on this poor Phal . I have numerous Phals. and ...

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    Question Is this Phal worth keeping

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    I need some opinions on this poor Phal.
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    I have numerous Phals. and have never had a problem with crown rot before. Mine generally bloom over and over outgrowing pots left and right.
    However, this guy started losing it's leaves and then the the crown showed rot.
    it really looks awful on top, but the root system in the medium is still green and healthy looking, and the poor thing still has one healthy leaf.
    is this orchid savable? I know they are relatively inexpensive and easily replaced, but I hate giving up on one of my plants unless it's a lost cause.
    so what do you think my friends?
    Starr

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    I don't see any healthy roots in your picture. Are there any? There is always the chance that the plant can throw a basal kieki but with with the crown gone that is the only option available. If there are no healthy roots, I would not bother trying.

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    I have a rescue phal that looks similar to yours. I can't give up and I love watching them come back to life. Mine now has a second leaf growing and new roots too. It will take forever to bloom but it will mean more to me when it does.

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    I was reading up on keiki paste today and it is recommended to encourage a Phal like yours to throw a basal keiki. If you want to save it, that's a possibility, as long as it does have some good roots. It's in pretty bad shape though.

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    I am sure we could give it a shot to rescue it. The medium looks very dry and don't see any healthy roots in the picture. I would give it a hydrogen peroxide treatment and an anti fungal treatment and try a sphag and bag technique for it to grow new roots and sure it would recover.

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    FYI - it just so happens that someone else has had a similar question thread. Here's the link to it. I hope some of the information on this thread is helpful to you as well!

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...laenopsis.html

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