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Overwatered phal

This is a discussion on Overwatered phal within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi everyone. First time poster here, and I think I have an overwatered phal on ...

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    Hi everyone. First time poster here, and I think I have an overwatered phal on my hands that I'd love to try and save. This was our first orchid and I left it in the moss that it came in for over 6 months thinking that it was healthy. In the last couple days the leaves suddenly fell off. I've posted some pictures of the roots, and it looks like root rot has taken hold. Should I cut the spike that I've left on? Also, does it look like it can be saved from the state of the roots? Thanks very much and looking forward to your help!
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    It is a goner. I would just go to the grocery store and get a new one. Now that you know more about care the second one should do better.

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    Even if it did come back, you are years away from a bloom.

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    Welcome from Florida!

    Unfortunately I would agree with both Karin and Harvey! At least you were able to post a photo on the first time posting, not many manage that so well done!

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    Thank you all for the replies! Looking forward to having a much happier orchid next time.

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