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HUGE phal with root rot

This is a discussion on HUGE phal with root rot within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by Dorsetman My own personal experiences with phallies ( hybrid ones like this,) ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    My own personal experiences with phallies ( hybrid ones like this,) is that it is just not worth while . They are so cheap and easily available - why have a recovering plant doing nothing useful for too long ? I throw them away - if they are in poor condition ; once gone, I soon forget them.
    Now a species, available only with difficulty, expensive - that might be different . But even then I usually end up throwing away. they can take so long to recover, and sometimes never do - correction - frequently never do. Of course if I lived in say Brazil or Thailand or whatever, it might be different , but in a temperate country, orchids need a heated space, ( my greenhouse for example) and its always overcrowded. Why occupy it with plants not too good ?
    That's an interesting perspective...and one I might have too in the future. Right now, I would consider myself an orchid beginner, and I think it would be helpful for me to understand how to help my orchids recover. I only have 11 right now, so they aren't taking up too much space

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    I think that one is worthwhile. Rescuing phals can give novices good experience for dealing with future problems as well as learning basic orchid culture. That's how I got hooked - bringing phals back to life. Maybe once you have more orchids than you know what to do with then maybe they aren't worth the trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sciencegal View Post
    I think that one is worthwhile. Rescuing phals can give novices good experience for dealing with future problems as well as learning basic orchid culture. That's how I got hooked - bringing phals back to life. Maybe once you have more orchids than you know what to do with then maybe they aren't worth the trouble.
    Learned an awful lot by taking plants off the clearance table. Far better to learn with a 3$ investment than a $30 one.

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