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The last hoorah for this Phal

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    Default The last hoorah for this Phal

    This poor plant tried its hardest to make it. It even managed to bloom. Unfortunately, after this bloom dies I can't help but think it will go to orchid heaven. Does anyone have ideas on what last efforts I can make to prevent it?Name:  IMG_5496.jpg
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    actiually bits and pieces of roots look healthy to me. you could try to rescue it by soaking it in seaweed extract or plain glucose and provide high humidity and hope for a basal keiki. I would certainly cut off the spike

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    could you give more details. it is currently in S/H. do I remove it ?
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    Has this always been in S/H or how is it?. check the root colors of the roots inside the LECA. if the roots are good, you could continue in S/H. if the are rotted then, unpot then then soak in a rooting harmone/KLN/Seaweed extract for 30 minutes

    if you have a glass jar or a wide mouthed bottle, fill it up with a inch or two of water and then keep the Phal hanging in the mouth of the jar. roots and crown should be inside the opening but not touching the water.

    you could put a bamboo skewer into the bottle/jar and clip the phal to the skewer for support.

    alternative is to try sphag and bag.

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    Plant has been in S/H for over 6 months. What if roots look good in S/H?

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    If roots are good. You could leave it as is. Don't fertilize with inorganic chemicals. You could use rice wash water or seaweed extract

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    Wow! Never heard of using rice water wash?

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    I dilute rice wash water with normal water (1:1) and I use it on all my bare root and new orchids till they put new roots. I found to be very effective. Rice wash water has a lot of vitamins and minerals that help.

    Since the phal is in S/H you would have to flush the reservoir frequently (every alternative day) so as to not to foul the reservoir with rice wash water.
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