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Conflicting Cattleya Advice

This is a discussion on Conflicting Cattleya Advice within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; The Blc. Greenwich 'Killarney' has a serious fungal rot problem. Friend and orchid enthusiast, Les ...

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    The Blc. Greenwich 'Killarney' has a serious fungal rot problem. Friend and orchid enthusiast, Les advises repotting after excising all infected tissue and treating the healthy tissue with a copper sulfate anti-fungal solution. Orchid house worker, Dick advises to never repot Catts at this time of year. He thinks I should remove the above soil, visible rot and treat with Orthanex. Then repot in the spring.

    I need to do somthing stat.

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    Mark, I don't know your plant's particulars, but if it's concerning you this much, repot it!

    That's always better than letting a bad situation continue. Worst case you slow a blooming cycle a bit. Best case, you keep from croaking it!

    Do it!

    Julie

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    Time of year is only important to preserve bloom cycle, like Julie said. Surgery and new media is the solution.

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    Repot, you don't want to risk the presence of fungal spores/hyphae in the old media. It isn't worth the risk.

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    Righty oh. Now I get to play Ben Casey.

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