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Managed to save phal with crown rot

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    hello
    Last December while I was away on a holiday my office phals got overwatered
    Some had crown rot and rotted roots and I couln't save them, by I tried an invasive procedure with one with crown rot but healty roots. I cut of the rooted part of the crown leaving the plant with only 2 pairs of rather small leaves. I kept watering and feeding it. A month agor I moved it into LECA pebbles, I rubbed soem keiki paste in the middle of the crown, on the meristem scar (I even took a toothpick and pushed some keiki paste futher inside the center of the plant). I put the plant in my ICU: medium light, constant 25C, hydroponic growth solution weekly, spray daily on the leaves with rain water.
    So after about a month I think it is growing 2 keikis
    now, the keikis are not from where I accually rubbed the keiki paste in, but I applied quite a lot over a few days, and I think some of it got to the right place

    the first photo is the of the crown of the plant
    the other 2 are about the 2 still very small growings, which are green and doesn't look like new roots are spikes to me
    I will psot some more photos when they are bigger (I hope)
    I can use your opinion on these

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    I'm interested to see pics as they progress. I have two small phals that the roots totally rotted away. I have them on top of moist CHC in one of my vivariums, and they're still green. One even added a new leaf, but no new root growth yet. I have my fingers crossed.

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    I too hope they progress well. I look forward to updates. It is not an easy task to bring an orchid back from the brink like this.

    cheers,
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    Well, I hopr it will work

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    Hope, I ment hope....

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    good job. sometimes you gotta do orchid surgery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    good job. sometimes you gotta do orchid surgery!
    Exactly, very brave of you Andrea!

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    Thanks
    Things are progressing but very slowly
    I hope that now with the warmer weather the keikis will grow well'
    I will post photos with the progress

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    Congrats it will take at least few months to produce new shoot depending on the fertilizer, temperature and water anyway looking forward the outcome.

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    Hello
    So I had a pleasant surprise today
    I have 5 orchids withoot roots, that I put in hydroponics some 6 weeks ago
    I don't check them every week visually (they are too high to take down every other day) so I usually reach up and check the leaves with my hand (for their turgidity)
    so today when I decided to climb up and take them down for a closer inspection I had a pleasent surprise. One of them ( it looked the sickest) it's growing 3 new roots, and the leaves already look a little better. I didnt't take pictures maybe next time I check
    my formula was: cut off the rotted roots, put some Clonex on the bottom of the plant, put in in LECA pebbles, fix it in position with a stick, and every 3 days water with Rooting Hormone solution. THe pot with the LECA pebbles has holes in the bottom so the fluids run out, the pebbles are just slightly moist. temperature was about 20 C in the night, 20-25 C dutind the day depeding on the weather, humidity around 55-70% depending on the weather too. as for light, in the gloomy days I turn on the growing lamps.
    So maybe this will help you with your rootless phal
    Good luck

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