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Vanda Blue Magic with crown rot again

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    Default Vanda Blue Magic with crown rot again

    Hello everyine
    I am desperate
    this autumn I allready lost a Vanda Blue Magic that bloomed for me this spring
    I had it for 2 years and it was doing fine
    I blamed the unusually cool weather we had this autumn
    and my being away fora week and not bringing in the plant in time
    so I ordered a second one it arrived a mont ago in bloom

    I put it directly in a vase, under the lights like the rest of the vandas, ascocenda, renathera an vascolystis
    I wattered every 3 days as usual
    today when I cut the spike I discovede that has crown rot
    I don't understand
    everyone else is doing fine
    I atached a photo with the rotten leaves
    I need advice on how to save the plant if is salvable
    I suspect a fungal rott but here we don't have many antifungal agents that you havr
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    If it were me, I would cut off the diseased tissue and spray fungicide/and or dust cinnamon powder over the rotting crown. Then keep it dry for awhile until the plant has rid itself of the rot. You should be able to save the Vanda.

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    I agree with the cinnamon. But if this plant has continued issues you might want to invest in a bottle of fungicide. Some vanda types get fungal infections like some kids get ear infections. For those you need to treat or throw them away. It cannot be avoided I have found. A few years ago, someone very good with vandas told me if I did not spray I would not keep them alive or get them to bloom. Now that I spray I only lose a plant to rot once in a blue moon. Like humans, some orchids are fussy and easily sick with every virus and bacteria that floats past them! (sort of like me...someone can sneeze a mile away and I'll catch whatever foul virus they are spreading)

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    Very good advice from both Marada and Connie. As a long-time grower of vandaceous I totally agree with Connie re the regular spraying of fungicide. You should also consider using a systemic fungicide if available.

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    I agree with Kate. Excellent advice.

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