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Brassia Verucossa root die-back

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    Lovely roots that die back. Any ideas? The plant is inside and in bright light but not direct sun. Daytime temps are around 80 F. and night 50 F. I water it twice a week and fertilize "Weakly" three times a month.

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    How are the new roots that are inside the pot? Are they showing the same symptoms?

    It could be low humidity indoors and the roots are discontinuing their growth.

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    Yes, possibly low humidity. I do mist them occasionally, but not every day.

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    Mabuhay!

    Have you applied ferts/pesti/fungicde lately?

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    Only fertilizer weakly weekly.

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    Do you soften your water? It sure looks like some kind of a chemical problem that burnt the tips.

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    I get my water from a well, it has iron in it but we do not soften it or add any chemicals. From the ground right into a storage tank and then onto my orchids. I do not know the ph though. I think that will be my next step to determine ph.

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    I would also guess a lack of humidity. Hope they turn out alright though.

    cheers,
    BD

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    I took the plant outside and I see much improvement. Thank you all for your responses. I believe it was a humidity problem.

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