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Not very smart phal

This is a discussion on Not very smart phal within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A phal with only two 1-inch roots has put out two new leaves over the ...

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    Unhappy Not very smart phal

    A phal with only two 1-inch roots has put out two new leaves over the past weeks. One leaf grew only 2 inches long (and isn't growing anymore), and other is even tinier. I'm afraid the poor phal will kill itself trying to grow leaves and not roots by sapping up its energy. It's still bagged with sphag but is getting more and more floppy...

    *sigh*...feeling hopeless...

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    I've read that Dynagrow KLN is a great way to get some plants to grow roots when they are being obstinant that way it's mainly used for S/h though.

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    It may pull through so don,t give up on it.
    I,ve had a similar problem with 1 of my NOID Phal saves.

    As you can see it is starting to grow a full size leaf now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uncasteeb
    It may pull through so don,t give up on it.
    I,ve had a similar problem with 1 of my NOID Phal saves.

    As you can see it is starting to grow a full size leaf now.
    That looks (from the leaves at least) that is has some Schilleriana in it. I'll be looking forward to seeing the blooms.

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