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Vrekking paph

This is a discussion on Vrekking paph within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This paph st alban seems to be giving the worst trouble. During april, it appears ...

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    Unhappy Vrekking paph

    This paph st alban seems to be giving the worst trouble. During april, it appears part of the rizome died, separating the plant in two. The result is that one set of leaves was slowly drying out and becoming crispy, while the other was as healthy as a horse.

    I took the plant out and one growth got 3 roots, while the other got one and a half roots. I repotted both in bark, but eventually lost the one with fewer roots.

    I looked at it last week and decided it should go to the bin. Lo and behold, the very next day, the other growth seems to be dying. I removed it from the pot, saw it had lost half a root, and repotted it in sphag. I placed in a clear 1 litre tub with marbles and water and closed it. It's looking worse every day.

    Please help. This orchid doesn't even belong to me, it's my mum's.

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    rootless paphs are painfully hard to revive. i stick mine in sphag and ignore them for a few months. they usually either die off quickly or they start to recover and grow new roots.

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    Here's pic of what it looks like, taken last night.
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    Don't give up! That container idea is great, just open the lid every now and then so the air doesn't get stale. Good luck!

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    Looking @ that piccie it looks a sure goner to me.
    There looks like rot @ the base.
    Try & save it by all means but keep it seperate to your other 'chids.

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