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Help!! Phal's Dying Quickly

This is a discussion on Help!! Phal's Dying Quickly within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; This autumn, I bought a phal with no good roots and wrinkly leaves because it ...

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    This autumn, I bought a phal with no good roots and wrinkly leaves because it was super cheap, had gorgeous flowers, and I wanted to see if saving it was possible. I cleaned it up, removed the huge double spikes, and mounted it upside down on a cedar shingle with a thin layer of moss. I give it a little soak every few days and keep it in a warm room. I am finally seeing a root nub and a new leaf. I know it will be a long time until it is ready to bloom again but I think it is amazing that it is recovering. It only has one original, very wrinkled leaf left but the new leaf looks good. You could give yours a try, too. Once you tie it to a mount, it takes almost no further effort so you'd have nothing to lose.
    Definitely get a new orchid in the meantime. : )
    Good luck,
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    One of the important things if you decide to try another is to make sure you have the right growing conditions for a particular type of orchid. This will make all the difference in the world. Ask questions...everyone on here will help you out! Once you get the hang of it they are alot of fun and make you feel so awesome when they bloom! Don't give up just chalk it up to learning and try again. You'll do great!

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