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Wrinkled leaves on an orchid I rescued

This is a discussion on Wrinkled leaves on an orchid I rescued within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; The pot is was in was also too big for it imho. I would not ...

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    The pot is was in was also too big for it imho. I would not put too high hopes on it. Personally i'd toss it too, the help comes too late.

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    Humidity is high, I am in Florida.

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    I've seen some good ideas here, and thank you everyone for suggesting them. Was in a hurry, and haven't watered it for a couple weeks because work kept me away. So far one of the leaves dropped off as a sacrifice to the dehydration. (I'm a terrible hero) However, the remaining leaf hasn't changed, and there are still some living roots. While trimming I may have accidentally trimmed a root that showed some green after cutting. I went with the bag method as that seemed to be a favorite technique for some of you. I put my scissors to flame before trimming, and gathered a handful of sphagnum moss. The moss was soaked in distilled water, and I placed it in a clear container and put that in a bag. The bag is inflated with CO2. Tell me if this setup Looks good. It's in my kitchen which I think gets the most indirect sunlight.
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    Also, should I water it daily, and how much?

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    The idea behind inverting the bag over the plant is to maximize the relative humidity to slow the desiccation process. I frankly doubt that the CO2 will add much.

    There is no need to water the plant until the moss is nearly dry.

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    I would put it in full water culture. One of mine was looking like that, it took maybe 2 weeks before the leaves filled out again It's happy and growing new root nubs. I cut the bad roots and since it had enough roots I put it in a clear glass vase with water, at first until the water reached a couple centimeters below the plant itself. After it was hydrated again I soak half the roots. It's doing well. If no viable roots at all I would fasten it to a stake and put it in a glass jar with water just below and wait for the new roots to grow with help from the high humidity it provides. IMO it still looks like a viable plant.

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