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This is a discussion on My gifts! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Slight drying..not too dry. While they are actively growing they appreciate lots of water....

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    Slight drying..not too dry. While they are actively growing they appreciate lots of water.

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    Oh no! One more bulb is drying! The oldest one, on the left edge!

    Now the plant have one mature healthy bulb with leaves and one young shot growing... I hope it won't die!

    From now on, I must be very VER$Y careful with watering because Cym-s like the drying between waterings, and It's substrate do not allow fast drying (It is consisted of bark and humus)! It couldn't dry out for a week! Today I noticed that it has dried a little but it's still wet!

    Should I pick it out of the pot and allow him to dry overnight or should I just let him to fight like this?

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    When I got that phal, I noticed small black spots on the newest leaf which is growing. I think that those spots have grown a bit. Maybe, it is some kind of fungus or somethin. I'll post a picture. I wouldnt have fear that that happened on old leaf, but because this is young leaf, if it die, whole plant will!

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    Treat the plant with a fungicide. I'm not sure what they have in Montenegro, but I use Physan.

    If the new leaf "dies" or has to be removed..the plant will grow more..it won't die. I've had my big cat Fritz knock phals over and break off the newest leaf really close to the crown...new leaves are formed and the plant continues to grow.

    If you don't have a fungicide, just drop some Hydrogen Peroxide on the black spots once a day for a few days...




    Quote Originally Posted by Aleksa View Post
    When I got that phal, I noticed small black spots on the newest leaf which is growing. I think that those spots have grown a bit. Maybe, it is some kind of fungus or somethin. I'll post a picture. I wouldnt have fear that that happened on old leaf, but because this is young leaf, if it die, whole plant will!

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    Thank you very much! In Montenegro I definitely can't fing Physan but I'll try something else! Here is the pic. That orange dust is cinnamon....
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    So, what do you suggest me? Should I cutt the whole leaf completely or to try heal it?

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    Don't cut off the leaf....It will still function and perform photosynthesis for the plant.

    You can also dab a bit of triple antibiotic ointment on there if ya want.

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    Unfortunately, that infection have expanded too much, so I had to cut off the whole leaf because there was danger of crown rot! Now, I just hope that the plant will survive! it is old and strong so I believe that It will make new leaf!



    Clintdawley, you have the best avatar I've ever seen!

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    These plants really are all still alive, and can be nursed back to health with proper care. Make sure that they have well-drained potting mixture, so that their roots (or what is left of them) do not rot. As a matter of fact, I may actually remove a few of these from their pots and investigate the roots just to see what exactly is going on down there...if you have root rot, remove all the dead roots and repot them carefully, and they will grow new roots over time. Keep the more worn plants out of direct sun, as this will cause them to transpire faster than they can handle...which basically means that they will become dried out more quickly than they should. Overall, just watch these few plants over the next few months - do not scorch them in the sun, and do not overwater them (once a week watering is probably enough), and they should be okay. I've taken in several weak and near death plants lately and have had good results, so I know it can be done!! Any questions, feel free to PM me, and good luck! ~Becky

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    Yes, I've already done all those things. Oncidium have started to make new root system. Phal's roots are in quite good condition. I water them every other day because temps are raising above 30 C, and these plants are in pure bark so thhey become dry quickly!

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