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This is a discussion on ACK! what the heck is this... within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; closest society i can find is about an hour and a half away, and they ...

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    closest society i can find is about an hour and a half away, and they don't seem to have shows, maybe cuz they're so close to toronto... but there is hope! my choice grad school and my safety both have orchid societies in their respective cities ...now let's just hope i get in to at least one...

    so, new question: one of the reasons i chose this orchid out of the bunch was b/c it had the most new growth, now that i've chopped the top leaf off this cane (is that the right word?) what are the odds of it continuing to grow? and maybe someday flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyBear View Post
    so, new question: one of the reasons i chose this orchid out of the bunch was b/c it had the most new growth, now that i've chopped the top leaf off this cane (is that the right word?) what are the odds of it continuing to grow? and maybe someday flower?
    It's a pseudobulb -- but in the ase of dens and some other 'canelike' orchids is also commonly called a cane.

    If what you cut off was only the leaf, then the cane may still grow assuming it hasn't already reached maturity. If you did actually cut off part of the cane then no it will not grow anymore.

    As far as blooming goes, that depends on the type of den. If it is a nobile-type (often refered to as 'soft caned' dens) it may still bloom on the cane as they can bloom at various points on the cane. If it is a 'hard caned' den then it is very unlikely to bloom as they typically bloom from the tip of the cane.

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    I've just found out from someone on the forum here that they don't have Physan in the great white north. I'm using cinnamon.
    If I'm remembering correctly it is also sold as "RD20" but whether that helps ?................

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    Physan 20 for some reason is not sold in some US states and probably some regions in Canada as well.

    If you cannot find it, try looking for its brothers "Consan" or "Triple Action 20".
    Consan is marketed towards turf grass and golf grasses but targets the same pathogens that could infect orchids.

    Ironically, only Physan 20 is approved in California and the other two siblings are not.

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    I just did some more research as to why California only allows Physan 20 and not the other two products.
    Consan and Triple Action 20 contain anti-foaming agents which are disallowed in California. Physan 20 was manufactured specifically without this anti-foaming agent to comply with California regulations. With the exception of the anti-foaming agent, all three products work the same and target the same pathogens.
    Physan 20 does not have the foaming agent.
    Triple Action 20 contains the foaming agent.
    Consan is Triple Action 20, relabeled to appease the golf/turf grass industry. Apparently Triple Action 20 is too long of a name to remember

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