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Cracked cirrhopetalum rhizome!!

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    Unhappy Cracked cirrhopetalum rhizome!!

    Today on the way to water my cirrhopetalum fascinator my cat walked in front of me causing me to trip and consequently drop the mount .... SO now one the rhizome attached to a newer bulb (which is either growing a new growth or a spike) has cracked, the pseudobulb is still attached but I can fairly easily wiggle it.. SOOO now im wondering if the p-bulb and new growth/spike will survive........ I am angry with my cat

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    pk93, sorry to hear that, dont worry if the so called new growth/spike cannot make it soon or later it will produce another shoot.Sometimes if you are lucky the cracked pseudobulb will come out roots. Cat is also common phenomenon here, worse thing is the chicken just simply topple the pots.Think positively maybe it will recover . Zain.

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    Can you post a pic. of the crack? I have an idea that has worked for me before...Please don't be angry at the cat...these things happen. Betty :-(

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    Too bad...cat huh...if it were a chicken you could just have it for supper. J/K I have knocked plants over so many times. Good luck with it....if you find any brown mushy stuff beginning to show up around the split, maybe sprinkle some cinnamon on it to help it not get infected.

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    I agree with Connie, cinnamon will help. I came home from the store to find a squirrel having a snack on a couple of p-bulbs. One of the p-bulbs had a hole threw the center of it. I packed cinnamon into the hole from both sides. It isn't pretty, but the bulb is still alive many months later as you can see. Good Luck,Rich
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    Dear Pk,
    it will probably be fine...maybe shoot it with a bit of Physan...a dash of cinnamon...and, Rich, squirrels eating your pbulbs...that is why God invented pellet rifles!
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    Thank you all for the advice, I will definitely try the cinnamon trick, would love to use physan but I unfortunately don't have any... the spot that the crack is in isn't really visible due to other pbulbs around the area so unfortunately I can't snap a photo of it... Turns out one of the leaves snapped in half as well

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    I have an orchid with a hole just like Rich's...also did the cinnamon thing, and the pbulb is doing fine & sent out new growth. I bet yours will be fine. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    pk93, sorry to hear that, dont worry if the so called new growth/spike cannot make it soon or later it will produce another shoot.Sometimes if you are lucky the cracked pseudobulb will come out roots. Cat is also common phenomenon here, worse thing is the chicken just simply topple the pots.Think positively maybe it will recover . Zain.
    I have to admit, I laughed out loud at this one Zain! Too funny. I grew up on a farm and my mom and dad raised chickens, geese, turkeys, etc... My mom was always fighting the chickens off of her potted plants. LOL. I think they were only there to catch the grasshopers. haha...

    Sorry about the split rhizome, pk93. Hopefully, as Zain said, it will grow some roots.

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    My chickens like to snack on my phal leaves. Im constantly shooing them off the porch. What can you do but laugh?

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