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The Comeback - doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple'

This is a discussion on The Comeback - doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple' within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple' is the orchid that caused me to sever ...

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    Cool The Comeback - doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple'

    This doritaenopsis Chain Xen Pearl 'Mars Purple' is the orchid that caused me to sever business ties with a seller out of New Baltimore MI.

    It came to me after having spent 2 extra days in USPS' hands early winter 2013. When I unpacked it, it was majorly stressed and it was not established in its pot. Roots looked past their prime and the leaves ended up being leathery and limp. After the seller disavowed any responsibility, I put it in a pot and hoped for the best.

    Now 7 months later, it sprouted its first new leaf. During this time the plant established itself in the potting media and now with this new leaf, I believe has turned the corner on its comeback!

    And I say 'Welcome back!'

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    wow...7 months! great save. good job!

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    Wooowww...Great Patience Harvey!

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    Congratulations Harvey. Your patience has really paid off.

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    Very exciting! I also love the challenge of bringing plants back to life. Unfortunately, I think I am harming more orchids than rescuing

    Great job!

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    I talked to it and encouraged it daily the whole time!

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    Great job harvey. it is a great motivation to all.

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    WAY TO GO HARV! Now if you'd gone to all that trouble for a mystery noid I'd say you had a heart

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    Last post of a picture was July 18.

    I took this one today September 4.

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    I have now had this for a year.

    This is the second new leaf it has grown since it arrived in sad shape:
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