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phalaenopsis in ICU

This is a discussion on phalaenopsis in ICU within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi everyone...Just wanted you to see a phal . that I rescued almost two months ...

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    Smile phalaenopsis in ICU



    Hi everyone...Just wanted you to see a phal. that I rescued almost two months ago. It has come a long way...Had two large limp leaves which were obviously NOT getting enough water into them to keep them firm. I re-potted it, and found NO ROOTS. I stripped the soft, brown rotten covering off, and what was left was three long white strings ( the inner part of the roots ) I love to experiment, so I finished re-potting this phal.and put it into a humidity tray with a large plastic bag over it. The next week, I watered it, then, the next day I gave it some fertilizer. It has very slowly recovered, losing one of its large leaves.Two more small leaves are now growing, out of the center.It came out of the plastic bag a week ago, but is as you can see, still in the humidity tray. Just wanted to experiment, and I think that this orchid is going to be O.K.
    Betty in Texas

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    Well my dear....I am amazed...that is the spirit that keeps us going!!! Hip Hip Horray!!!

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    Very nice, any larger pictures?

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    any update on your phal?

    any update on your phal?

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    Yes, Here is an update: the second large leaf turned yellow, & dropped off, but it now has several smaller leaves! I know it's going to live, and it makes me so happy to have saved its life ( even though I'm NOT a phal lover...) Betty :-)

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    lol talk about a newb mistake. Sorry for the double post. i'm at work and the Browser is being so so slow today. Thats cool about the plant. I'm trying to get at least 2 of every main type of orch and then go and find some that i prefer the best, and that can live in Northern California with minimal adaptivity. Phals got me started but in all honesty right now i prefer den's for the way they look at the moment. I've had bad luck with catty's and my first few vanda's gave all my old orch's tmv (i think that's right). It was too bad the culprit was such a beautiful flower.

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