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very floppy Phrag Don Wimber top

This is a discussion on very floppy Phrag Don Wimber top within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I repotted this Don Wimber about a week ago and it was growing great until ...

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    Default very floppy Phrag Don Wimber top

    I repotted this Don Wimber about a week ago and it was growing great until then. As you can see, it is growing in s/h and all I did was upgrade the size of the container....so all the roots stayed intact. Can't figure out why it has flopped over like this. It has a ton of good looking roots. Help!
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    that happens sometimes to phrags and paphs alike. I don't know why that happens, but assuming there's no underlying rot (which will not be subtle), I just support the leaves with some stakes and eventually they should end up normal. I almost always see this in the setting of rapid leaf growth, but eventually the leaf tends to "set" and becomes firmer.

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    Thanks, I will stake it today! I think it is otherwise healthy.

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    I,ve had this happen but as Jmoney has said it did correct itself after a few weeks.I would use clean water(no fert) every couple of days for a couple of weeks , water from the top but don,t get any in the leaf axils.

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