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Grandma leaves??

This is a discussion on Grandma leaves?? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by Phyrex It does look like the roots are a little on the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    It does look like the roots are a little on the mushy side. Can I just let them recover by delaying the watering cycle a bit? I figured they needed more water because they were shrivelled.... (which of course is nothing like granny skin).
    You havn't posted a picture of the roots, but if they are anything like the picture in your other thread, ie. grey and mushy, then they are dead and there is no point in watering dead roots. It will just lead to rot.

    Get the plant out and dump the medium, do not reuse it. Get rid of the plastic pots and switch to clay pots or wood baskets.

    If you have new root growth, go ahead and repot in fresh medium. I think you should open up your medium a bit by mixing in 50% course horticultural charcoal with your mix.

    If you have no new root growth, I would leave it bare root and mist the entire plant daily in the morning. Point a fan on the plants so that they will dry out. If you can get some SuperThrive, use it in your misting solution. If or when you get new root growth, then you can pot it up.

    I hope this helps.
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    Default wrinkled/dimpled leaves

    I read that too much heat/direct sun could do that....I have a few like that too....hope someone knows for sure

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    Some get really bad like the one in the picture. Although the leaves were mangled already. I'm just worried, is there anything I can do if everything else about the plant seems to be fine?
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    whats the matter to tight to buy sun block for the granny ?
    I agree with lack of roots plant can't drink so it is using the available moisture . Gin

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    It has a lot of roots though it's just that I've been spraying it with End-All to get rid of some pesky soft scale. Maybe it's dehydrated because of that...

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    Lots of roots, eh? But are they good roots? Thin, paper roots are just as bad as rotted ones. The leaves on my rootless catts look like that. Squeeze the roots...are they nice and firm? I'd say the roots are bad and to spag and bag.


    Quote Originally Posted by Phyrex View Post
    It has a lot of roots though it's just that I've been spraying it with End-All to get rid of some pesky soft scale. Maybe it's dehydrated because of that...

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    Try growing the plant in sphag until it sends new roots. Hopefully sphag will aid in moisture conservation and root development. Then transplant it back into bark again.

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    Okay, first of all, i'm a grandma of two beautiful little girls and I am most certainly not wrinkly like those leaves.....Secondly, perhaps it has something else going on as I noticed that big brown spot on one leaf. Give it the last rights and wave it over the trash can, sometimes it scares them healthy.
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    p.s. i dont know about the other grannies around here, but i consider myself to be one hot grandma, and i dont mean because i have hotflashes either

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    I do apologize to all grandmothers that were offended by my comments.

    The roots seem okay to me.
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    ok... could we have an underwater problem here? The bark seems so coarse that it would be nearly impossible to overwater

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