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This is a discussion on New Orchid within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Got another one. It was potted in soil and is in horrifying condition. I snipped ...

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    Got another one. It was potted in soil and is in horrifying condition. I snipped the spikes and dead roots. There were some yellow (with black on them) but firm roots, and I cut them anyway. Was that bad? Should I have left them on? Would they have recovered? I'm worried that I was an idiot by cutting them.

    It's leaves are very floppy but still green, a new leaf is growing, and it's put out three tiny new root buds. I put Daconyl all over the bottom part of the crown and such and I'm letting it sit and dry, then I'll rinse it off.

    After it's rinsed I'll pot it and bag it.

    Good?

    I wouldn't have gotten it if it hadn't been a Phal Brother Sara Gold that smells divine (and on sale for 14 instead of 22). I'm hoping it will live to give me some of those stunning blooms.

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    With phals, if the roots are anything other than white/green I give them the axe.

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    Are you planning to pot in bark and then put the whole thing in a bag? Or sphag and bag? (no pot)

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    Potting in bark then bagging like I did with the Den. I worry about putting it in Sphag and bagging it, I worry about it rotting.

    Anything else I should do for the Phal before I pot it tomorrow?
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