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New Bulb. Elizebeth Ann no roots

This is a discussion on New Bulb. Elizebeth Ann no roots within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Everyone - I just received an online order for a Bulb. Elizabeth Ann, it ...

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    Unhappy New Bulb. Elizebeth Ann no roots

    Hi Everyone -

    I just received an online order for a Bulb. Elizabeth Ann, it has no live roots. I was so disappointed since this is my first Bulb. The bulbs are overall good health, darker green than it should be. I placed in a warm spot and potted in Sphag. I've read through the forum looking for specific answers but time is of essence....

    What can I do to promote root growth? Potash? Soak? Bag?

    Blessings...

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    Hi Cindy,

    If this was ordered from a reputable vendor, you should photograph the rootless orchid and request either a refund or an exchange. As far as saving this one, you can try keeping it on some damp sphagnum in lower light. If you have rooting hormone, sprinkle some on the root area.

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    Thanks Bruce, for your suggestion. I will do and hopefully in a few weeks I'll post a picture of some new healthy roots!

    Blessings.....

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    Yes! Take a pic and send it to the vendor! Hopefully you will get a refund, new plant, or a credit. I bought a division of Bulb. Lovely Elizabeth at the members sales table at the first show I went to. It was pretty much rootless. I tacked my rootless division to a thick plaque of treefern and misted the hell out of it. Eventually, I got new growth and lots of roots.
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