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Snails in Bllra Orchid!

This is a discussion on Snails in Bllra Orchid! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; It is slug and snail pellets that you can buy anywhere. They are little pellets ...

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    It is slug and snail pellets that you can buy anywhere. They are little pellets of toxic chemicals which the snails love to eat instead of the roots. They go moldy and squashy quickly but as a deterent it is a good idea. I would imagine that your local garden centre or supermarket supplies them readily. The best method is to repot though.
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    Cool. I've heard beer works as well. I'll keep this in mind if I notice it becomes an issue. Being indoors though, it shouldn't be. I suspect they came with the plant from the grower.

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    So, I didn't see any evidence of snails other than the two I found at first. I ended up splitting it into two pots because it kind of came apart that way. We'll see how it goes. Cross your fingers folks!
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    Snail bait is pelleted poison,in the garden section of your local "box store".....It works; I have used it. Betty

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    As they say, 'every cloud has a silver lining'. Now you have ended up with two beautiful Bllrs. I love them. My tahoma glacier is in low spike right now with two spikes on the way. They are so easy to grow. This time next year you'll probably have some spikes yourself. Good luck, fingers crossed.

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    I don't have a ton of hope for the smaller one, but I'm crossing my fingers for the other one to make it. It was difficult to tell what roots were actually viable so I just snipped off the bottoms of most and left the rest in hopes it would stimulate it to grow new ones. I also soaked both parts in a KLN solution for about half an hour before potting in a mix also soaked in KLN solution. The large one is in an air cone pot, which I hope will help with the sogginess problem I had before. Here's hoping!
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    I wish you all the best. I grow all of my oncids, intergenerics in sphag. It stays suitably wet and it is easy to tell when it needs to be rewatered again. Good luck Ali.

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    Thanks Susie. I've not had the best of luck with sphag.

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    Avoid it then. For me it is a god send. Everything I put in it does well - apart from a phrag- but you should stick with what you're comfortable with. The best of luck to you.
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    Well, I'm losing hope for this plant...there's one green leaf left on the larger one, everything else has yellowed and fallen off. But, that could just be from adjusting to being handled/repotted. A couple of the p-bulbs are a little firmer than last week, so that's a good sign I guess. I'm being careful not to overwater while it settles in its new home. Keep your fingers crossed folks!

    I saw another one of these in bloom at the shop I got mine, it was beautiful. Nice, big, happy flowers; but only one spike instead of 7 (it was a much smaller plant). I wonder what I did wrong :/ (if I did anything at all)

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