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help with desiccated new addition

This is a discussion on help with desiccated new addition within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This epi just came in the mail and I don't know if it's got any ...

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    Default help with desiccated new addition

    This epi just came in the mail and I don't know if it's got any chance of making it. Any ideas on how to save this baby?
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    A good soaking might help it, some might use Superthrive, I 've heard of using brown sugar in the water, epi's are pretty resilient plants, good luck.

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    Water is the key, I agree that a rooting hormone might help, and if you use sugar, make it be a very small amount - 1/8 tsp/gal would be my limit.

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    Good soaking to begin, then good air movement with high humidity and lower light for a time until you start to see some improvements (roots).

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    while it is recovering, be very diligent checking for scale or other insects. epis are strong, and recover, but when weakened like this, they can get quickly infested with bugs and degrade further.

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    Thank you for all the responses. I will try all of the above suggestions. Wish me luck!

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    i would send a picture to the seller, and hope they replace or refund. This is not acceptable, even if it revives.

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    The best you need to mount them and put under less than 50% light for about a week than slowly as you wish with regular spraying of water.

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