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Alas, my Macodes looks like it will be truly dead any day now ...

This is a discussion on Alas, my Macodes looks like it will be truly dead any day now ... within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Got it a few years ago in rather sad condition. Nursed it back to health ...

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    Default Alas, my Macodes looks like it will be truly dead any day now ...

    Got it a few years ago in rather sad condition. Nursed it back to health and it was doing really well for me. I was at the point of considering taking some cuttings. Then something happened and it has pretty much crashed. I'm guessing it is a fungus attack but none of the other plants in the terrarium are having any problem. I haven't had the chance to pick up some fungicide and by this point the poor thing has one teeny tiny green nub & that's it. Here are some pics from the beginning of the decline:







    Growing conditions:
    Have had it in a terr since I got it so that shouldn't be a problem -- lighting has remained relatively the same.

    Watered only with RO water [though that supply is almost gone & since I moved I won't be able to get anymore from the buddy who supplied me]

    Haven't fertilized in a while so fertilizer burn is out.

    Humidity has flucuated a bit but is usually around 50-56%

    Suggestions & comments?

    BTW, What have you all found to be a good planting media for macodes? [I'll be getting a new one eventually ... by trade or purchase]

    Paul

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    interesting... that first one almost looks like some kind of red mite damage... but in a terarium... it should be too humid for red mites...

    would be wonderful to hear from other more experienced growers to find out what they think has caused it...

    sorry bout the loss Paul.

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    It does look like mite damage , there is a type of mite that likes humid conditions .
    I had a couple of Macodes , one of them to much light the second one rot Rip .
    I would use a white tissue wet wipe it over and under the leaf and see if there is what looks like cinnamon on it . Gin

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    *sigh* At this point it no longer has any leaves to check.

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