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Paphio still needs help...

This is a discussion on Paphio still needs help... within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi everybody! I've still problems with my paphio.... I've used the epsom saltz to help ...

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    Default Paphio still needs help...

    Hi everybody!
    I've still problems with my paphio.... I've used the epsom saltz to help the bleached leaves, but they are not recovering, and it looks to me the plant is slowly dying..... what shall I do?
    The brown leave started just bleaching (like the yellow one) and then it appeared red dots all over the leave, and then it became brown like that.
    There are still 2 healthy shoots.... I really want to save them!!
    If anybody can help, it'll be terribly appreciated!..
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    The brown mushy leaf needs to go immediately. Looks like your plant has some kind of rot. Not good! Where ever you cut, use cinnamon. And I would slow down watering. Maybe a good fungicide/bacteriacide treatment would help. Keep it away from healthy plants and don't let water dripping from this plant get on other plants. Wash your hands with an anti-bacterial soap before touching other plants. Make sure and sterilize anything you use on this plant; scissors, etc. If you don't have a fungicide...maybe a hydrogen peroxide bath would be helpful. Drench the affected areas thoroughly, then place under a fan to dry the plant off completely. I hope this will be helpful...

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    Thanks Connie!
    The fuingicide should be used in the watering and on the infected leaves?...
    And should I re-pot, too?

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    just let the old yellow growth die off. There isn't much you can do. I believe green growth will survive fine and it will send new leads.

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