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Sick Encyclia?

This is a discussion on Sick Encyclia? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thank for the reply, Hoa. I got the plant in bloom on a cork mount ...

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    Thank for the reply, Hoa.
    I got the plant in bloom on a cork mount in Nov from central FL. Kept her outside and in the garage in a south window with good humidity until temps outside got into the 30s (late January), brought her inside. Lowest temps in the 60s inside. Humidity 50% - 65%, fan on in the room. Low light (1500-3000FC)
    She went back in the garage around mid Feb and is outside now. I don't think low temps were an issue. The lowest she was exposed to were in the 50s. Sounds more like I kept her too warm.
    You mention white roots should be green when watering? Maybe often enough but not thorough enough? I've been watering with heavy spray 1 - 2 X daily but only soaking biweekly. The roots have grown since Nov.
    So what to do now? I will post pic tomorrow if it will help.
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    It sounds like systemic rot if so could try removing the softest pbulb and treat with peroxide full strength , keep top of plant/ cuts dry, only water the roots . I lost a broughtonia alba from that %$#%^ ginnylou

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    The problem I see is that how come a mounted plant got pseudobulb rot? If you keep the crown too wet (which happens very often for potted orchids), then I can see why the bulbs rot. The other reason I could see why this happened is we did not provide the right conditions that the plant was expecting (species require this!). So I think it might be too hot for the plant when it was expecting coolish temperatures (since you took it inside the house). I grow this one intermediate during the winter (night temperature drops to the mid-low 50s). If I was you, I would do what Gin said, then keep it outside. The plant probably needs to get over the shock and start over. It might live after all. BTW, when you water the plant, make sure all the roots turn green (dead roots stay the same).
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Will do. Thanks for all the input!

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    Smile Squishy Pseudobulb

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoa Tony Nguyen View Post
    The problem I see is that how come a mounted plant got pseudobulb rot? If you keep the crown too wet (which happens very often for potted orchids), then I can see why the bulbs rot. The other reason I could see why this happened is we did not provide the right conditions that the plant was expecting (species require this!). So I think it might be too hot for the plant when it was expecting coolish temperatures (since you took it inside the house). I grow this one intermediate during the winter (night temperature drops to the mid-low 50s). If I was you, I would do what Gin said, then keep it outside. The plant probably needs to get over the shock and start over. It might live after all. BTW, when you water the plant, make sure all the roots turn green (dead roots stay the same).
    Cheers. Hoa.
    Hi,
    My orchids suffered from squishy pseudobulbs while blooming. Could it be over watering or underwatering. I got it only a week ago. I inspected the roots. The bottom most seemed kinda dry but the top most are still in healthy condition. Attached are some pics of the plant. PLs save it. Thanks
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