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Phal Samba 'Carmen Miranda' AM/AOS

This is a discussion on Phal Samba 'Carmen Miranda' AM/AOS within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; We just love the very delicate texture of this flower. Now, here is the problem. ...

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    Default Phal Samba 'Carmen Miranda' AM/AOS

    We just love the very delicate texture of this flower.

    Now, here is the problem. I have discovered that it has a lot of rotted roots. It was in too heavy a mixture. I have removed them and still need to improve the mix, but should I cut the spike to help it recover from this problem?
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    Wow! Look at all that species influence! But it's amazing that it's as hybridized as it is. It's not even dominated by a single species.

    Phal amabilis x aphrodite = Phal Bataan
    Phal Bataan x lueddemanniana = Phal Star of Rio
    Phal Star of Rio x amboinensis = Phal Samba

    Nice one, Steven! As for the spike, I'd leave it on unless the leaves look really stressed. It's pretty, it may keiki, and the plant may be able to support the flowers despite the root problem. If the leaves start looking tired and yellow, I'd jettison the spike and stick in a vase. You'll get another week or two of enjoyment.

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    Beautiful does it have a scent ? Gin

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    Nope, NO SCENT!!!

    The leaves are not yellow (other than the oldest one) and not totally limp but they are not all that turgid either. They do not support themselves like one would expect a phal to do.

    Is this the sign I should let it recover sans the little pretty?

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    Yupper, I think so. Best not to risk the plant.

    Gin - hot new look! I like it!

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    Oh, Steven, that is pretty! Yes, cut the spike and let the plant grow. You do not want to loose this one.

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    That is what I will do.

    Actually, what I found when working on the roots was that I actually had TWO plants in there. The one without the flower I cut its two spent spikes and it is in a humidity tent (plastic grocery bag on a dish of wet lava rock). It was in even worse shape than this one. I will do a similar thing for this one as well.

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    UPDATE:

    The first plant did not make it. I am not sure if it was just too far gone of if it was the method I used to try to save it.

    The second plant was sphagged and bagged around the root area. When checking it the other day I noticed that it still has two leaves that are turgid and haning in there and one new small root at the base!!!!!

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    I hope it makes it, it's beautiful.

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    Thats beautiful one.

    From my experience I have learned also, if there almost no roots
    and many big leaves - I cut some at base, then it recovers faster.
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