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Saved my rootless phal!!!

This is a discussion on Saved my rootless phal!!! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I got a phal ------------------with the intention of rescuing it. It had six great leaves ...

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    Default Saved my rootless phal!!!

    I got a phal ------------------with the intention of rescuing it. It had six great leaves so I thought it wasn't in bad condition, but the moss was old and the roots rotten so I cut them off and also a piece of the stem that was getting black and put some cinammon on it. Got a big, clear plastic bucket with a lid and put some water in it. Then in a smaller but taller container I put also some water and the phal in it. I decided with two containers because the phal's leaves were long and I didn't want them touching the water. I placed the bucket in a low light place and uncovered for a few minutes every day because here were I live is very warm and I didn't want to cook the orchid. A few days later I noticed the bottom stem was damp and blackish so I cut some more, but now I put sulfur powder that worked great. Four old leaves got yellow with time and fell off, but a new leaf started growing and then another and another. I made some rooting liquid with coconut water and put some on the stem left then dried it off. After three months Two small roots are growing so I think it has been saved. Hopefully in a month or so it will be planted in some media when the roots are Longer. I hope this help someone with a similar problem.

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    Well done Lizpallagi very interesting job with the great outcome.

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    You'll have to give us an update in a couple of months. Please explain coconut water for rooting.

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    Good job. looking fwd to its bloom in coming seasons. Keep us posted

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