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Roots for phalaenopsis

This is a discussion on Roots for phalaenopsis within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; My one year phalaenopsis plant has no healthy roots now, almost dried. Can I use ...

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    Question Roots for phalaenopsis

    My one year phalaenopsis plant has no healthy roots now, almost dried. Can I use any root hormone powder/ liquid to get new roots?

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    Hi,

    What is your media ?. you could use a liquid seaweed extract to grow the roots. you will have to add 2 ml to 1 litre of water and dunk the plants for about 10 minutes. repeat this treatment once a fortnight and your phals roots would grow back.

    another trick i heard which i have not tried is mix honey in warm water and allow it to cool down a bit and dunk the plant in that. honey is a natural antiseptic and would hep the plant to grow roots without any infection

    heard some negatives about using rooting hormone powders for orchids and I have not tried using rooting hormone
    try it and let me know how it goes. I recently bought liquid sea weed extract online and product is quite good. let me know if you want the source

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    The medium I have is clay pellets and charcoal.

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    Hi,

    Do you grow them as Semi Hydrophonic method?. you could post a picture of the plant to see if there is a rot in the root and general health of the plant.

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    Yes, pictures are very helpful

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