you are forgiven
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This is a discussion on Confessional... forgive me within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; For I have killed (may they RIP): Blc. Yen Surprise Yen (post mortem: plant never ...
For I have killed (may they RIP):
Blc. Yen Surprise Yen (post mortem: plant never thrived after I got it, necropsy showed dead roots, for no apparent good reason... medium was fine, did not smell moldy)
Encyclia radiata (post mortem: this seedling arrived infested with scale, never thrived, despite eradication of the insects. I think it lost its will to live.)
In orchid ICU and barely holding on:
Sigmatostalix radicans - one growth left
Phal. violacea var. Borneo (bellina) - one little leaf left
you are forgiven
No worries, for penance you should purchase another Blc (variety of your choice) and an Encyclia radiata (everyone should have one in their collection).
It happens. I will be away from home for a few weeks studying at another University so I packed up all my orchids and brought them to my parents to take care of. Some are a little worse for the journey. I lost a bud on a paph, which I am irritated about, but no permanent damage, I think. C'est la vie.
Julie, don't worry, you are not the only one... (my list soon will be longer as I have two more making their way to Orchid Haven on top of what already went...) As Bruce said- get replacement!
BTW as one last chance I would mount the phal and give her good air movement and low light and lots of love and hope! It may get better!
My list would be longer then the forum would let me post if I could remember all of them . Look at it this way more shelf or bench space for a new one .. Gin
Alas sometimes the good die young. We've all been there or will at some point lose a few.
I started growing orchids in 2003. Since that time, hundreds or even more than a thousand have died out on me. Two years ago, probably 200 Dendrobium anosmum plants committed mass suicide.
This past three months were excessively rainy. Because my plants are outside, they were subject to the elements. I wonder why Phalaenopsis plants that live in near-ideal conditions rotted. A lot of the Phalaenopsis stuartiana, almost all Phalaenopsis philippinensis, and what was left of the several Phalaenopsis sanderiana have rotted off.