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    Help. What can be done to help this little one. This is a very quick moving something. I have separated it from my other plants.
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    The dreaded basal rot.

    That's really hard to get rid of. You're going to have to unpot the plant, pull off all those affected leaves (even if it means there are only two, or even one left) and soak the plant, roots and all, in some kind of anti-bacterial solution. People are recommending straight hydrogen peroxide for their plants--you might give that a shot. Otherwise, physan, rd-20, that kind of thing, dilluted to manufacturer's instructions. Let it sit a good 15 minutes.

    Then repot.

    That happens notoriously in summer if you don't have enough air movement and water has collected in the leaf axils. Have you tried turning the plant upside down to see if any water runs out from where the leaves form the stem? Might as well do that test on all your phrags....

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    Crap! I've never had it happen before, but I was afraid that was the diagnosis. And yes -- you did warn me. Well, I'll break out the PHysan tomorrow.

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    Louis was right about the air movement...very important. You might also cut down on the watering a bit...

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    I would check all of your Paphs & Phrags.
    I didn,t relise i had a case of basal rot(basically because the leaves were not affected) until it became an epidemic.
    I lost about 10 seedlings(upto 12" LS )& a couple of muli-growth plants , funnily the plants in s/h didn,t seem effected.

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    Well, I scrubbed in and prepared for surgery this morning. Unfortunately--this patient was beyond saving. The rot had already affected all the leaves--removing them all of course leaves no plant.


    SOB! (chokes back a tear . . . moment of silence).


    But the good news is -- I *very* carefully inspected all the other phrags and hallelujah they aren't showing any signs of rot. YEAY!

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    Too bad your orchid didn't survive. Other option is buy another plant. Make sure you have good air circulation during the night. Cold night temperature and water in the leaf axil and lack of air movement encourages rot. I would turn the humidifier off during the night so the plants can dry off from the air movement. Good Luck


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    Sorry it was too far gone , know how you feel Gin

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    Bummer, Sadie.

    But yes: great excuse to buy a new plant!

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    Its all a huge conspiracy by the hybridizers and growers...genetically engineered irresistable time bombs, with easily triggered self destruct mechanisms, producing sufficient satisfaction and enjoyment to ensure perpetual aquisition and replacement.

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