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Epi pseudoepidendrum with Rotting stem

This is a discussion on Epi pseudoepidendrum with Rotting stem within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Epi pseudoepidendrum that I divided a few months ago. It has a ...

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    I have a Epi pseudoepidendrum that I divided a few months ago. It has a really nice new growth but one of the older stems is turning brown and rather soft, all the way down to the media. Should I unpot and cut off the stem?

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    Thanks!

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    I would...surgery, fungicide, sulphur, dry out, and repot. Looks like your new growth is still young enough to handle it well. JMHO
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    Thank you, Jason. Will do asap!

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    is it dried up, or mushy? older growths die back naturally, and if it turns brown and dried up, i would just cut it off. if it is mushy like rotten, then i would unpot it and be more careful to remove the whole portion that is sickly. and use some mild bleach or disinfectant made for orchids, like physan.

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    It's actually kinda mushy. It has one other mature growth, I hope they will make the surgery I am about to perform on it.

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