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Ludisia discolor problems

This is a discussion on Ludisia discolor problems within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Cheers, I've got a Ludisia discolor a few months ago and its doing great with ...

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    Cheers,

    I've got a Ludisia discolor a few months ago and its doing great with me. However, I noticed
    yesterday that the growth points are drying up so I took closer look. I was surprised to find
    out that it has been chewed through. I am now planning to just propagated those chewed
    stem and treat them as cuttings... but will it work and how do i do it?

    Thanks.

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    I've found that slugs and snails LOVE Ludisia so it's possible that the slimy buggers are the culprits.

    Ludisia typically roots very easily from cuttings. Simply remove any necrotic tissue, and dust the cut end with some sort of antifungal powder (cinamon generally works well or rooting hormone) and stick the cutting(s) in a lightly moist -- not wet -- mix. I've used a peat, bark, & perlite/hydroton/charcoal mix before. I have heard of folks rooting them in water but personally have never done so. Bury the cutting so one or more root nodes are covered.

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    Thanks Pavel... Ill do that immediately when I get home tonight.

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