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Phal no roots at all

This is a discussion on Phal no roots at all within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi. I tried to rescue a phal ----------------My mistake. Of course even though the leaves ...

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    lizpallagi is offline Junior Member
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    Default Phal no roots at all

    Hi. I tried to rescue a phal ----------------My mistake. Of course even though the leaves were great, the roots were mostly dead so I cut them off and left a few yellowish ones, non green. In a few days one of the leaves went down, then a root rot, etc. I ended up with no roots, two leaves dehydrated and another not so much. I cleaned the root stem as much as I could, sprayed peroxide, dried and covered with cinammon. I prepared a big enough transparent, plastic bucket, placed pebbles, water and arranged the phal to float over the pebbles and placed the lid. After a few days the stem continued to rot so I scraped and covered with sulfur powder. Much better. Untill now after one month and a half, it has grown two leaves with another on its way but zero roots. I prepared home made rooter, hoping for roots. I am afraid that when the leaves needs increase, with no roots, the orchid will eventually die.
    If you have any advice please feel free to tell me so. Thank you.
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    I would suggest you can add kelp to promote rooting. keep the humidity up and if it has grown new leaves, it should grow roots sooner.

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    KelpMax is the best root growth stimulant you can buy, but even it is not going to do any good with cinnamon around the base of the plant.

    While cinnamon is a great topical fungicide, it is also a powerful desiccant, so any root attempting to emerge will immediately be dried up and stopped.

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