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About to give up...

This is a discussion on About to give up... within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm talking about those two root rotted phals from...hmmm...roughly a year ago. I'm getting tired ...

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    Unhappy About to give up...

    I'm talking about those two root rotted phals from...hmmm...roughly a year ago. I'm getting tired of watching them do nothing but get shriveled up even more. I *thought* they were recovering when one threw out a leaf and another grew two roots, but the leaf rather drained energy from the plant and the two roots got sort of fungus-y and stopped growing. I tried everything--bagging, misting, sphag...and nothing worked!

    I mean, I do like the phals, it'll stink to see 'em croak, but then, I'm also very tired of seeing them hanging near the edge of life and doing nothing. Should I give up? Or take one more step and do something hoping for a miracle?

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    Sometimes these things can take a long time. I had a rootless paph that I almost tossed, but after 8 months it finally decided to live. Then again, I had a rootless Angraecum leonis I tried everything with short of taking it to bed with me at night. It would grow a few roots and then they would croak, grow a few, then croak. I can't remember how long I put up with that nonsense, but finally the compost bin called and I gave in. I didn't regret it.

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    If its an expensive,rare phal ..keep trying...if its a HD or Lowes ..go buy another..life's too short to waste it on saving sickly orchids ,when there are others that will thrive !

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    The new Pope can give the last rights. Buy another Phal. I give you permission.

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    Send it to Kev - he'll take it to bed. Is that like last rites?

    (Sorry, Kev...too good to pass on!)

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    Lily, I think temp also plays a role in reviving a Phal. I never had any success reviving a rootless Phal in winter, but come warmer weather in spring, (high 20's C) and my success is greater (never failed, almost ). Do what the others adviced, buy another Phal .

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    the other alternative is...

    and seeing as spring is upon y'all (as per tanya's post), give it another coupla months....

    but at the same time, buy another phal... heck, there's always room for one... or two more...

    Cheers
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    Sling them !!!!
    Put all the care & attention they need into growing some new healthy Phals.

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    Yes !send them to Kev he also loves stick Dends . Sorry Kev I would buy a couple of new ones , Takes to long for them to recover .A moment of silence for the Phals. I just threw out a couple of mine . They had roots but looked like Gin

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    I tossed a plant today too. Great feeling.

    K

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