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sick coelogyne

This is a discussion on sick coelogyne within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hi guys i bought this plant due to stupidity i got carried away with its ...

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    hi guys i bought this plant due to stupidity i got carried away with its scent anyway its a coelogyne. the plant looks stunted or it just stopped it growth (correct me if im wrong) the roots seems okay. ive checked its medium and i saw tiny little snails crawling- i tried to kill them by night but it seems they dont appear dat time. anyway. im planning to spray with pesticide Cabaryl (Sevin) because i have ants crawling everywhere. am i doing this right? will my chids recover. or are there other reasons why my orchids look like this. anyway thanks

    anyone here knows what coelogyne is this? the smell is fantastic!

    thanks
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    Can't help with the name, but will suggest repotting. It looks like it is very rotbound. Soak the root ball before trying to open it up and get the dead roots out of the center. Remove the fern growing in the pot (you can grow it in another pot if you like it). This will keep it from taking over you orchid and stealing nutrients.

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    To me the plant quiet Ok except not enough water ( stress ) that make it the appearance like that this is the sign for you to do repotting ( I agreed with Bruce). The ants attracted because this roots area is conducive to make their nest. Can you focus on the individual flowers? If I am not mistaken the green seedpod already form on the last photo.That is a good opportunity for you to propagate it later. I hope your chids will recover if you give enough basic need for them. Good luck.

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    thanks guys! I already did the repotting and then untied the whole rope which they use to keep the medium and roots to be compact. anyway.. thanks guys!

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    Maybe it is a Coelogyne multiflora or Coelogyne celebensis, from sulawesi, indonesia, for sure please check at Mr. Pfahl site.

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    I agree... looks like the plant is dehydrated... so first thing would be to remove the fern so that they are not competing for the moisture and nutrients.

    wish we had smell-o-vision...

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