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To S/H or not to S/h, that is the question

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    How do those two new roots look to you? I can't tell if they're brownish red by nature, or if their condition is going south....

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    hard to see from photo observation like Maura stated any new roots even with photo editor & zoom, justs makes it worse with pixel distortion.

    are you seeing white thinnish roots (wire type thickness) with lovely lush apple green tips? Great if you are!!!!!!!one more step up the ladder.

    On confirming new root development i strongly advise now to keep plant in situ, secure and stable as it has the environmental changes to fight with aswell - no moving. Changes will occur from 1 sq meter to the next so dont want to exhaust it.

    While not close enough to 100% definite survival yet, those root tips will be extremely sensitive and vulnerable esp to toxicity. Any contact with salts etc will affect very quickly even aerosols/ gas from curing acids in silicone used for window seal for eg, but your s/h is a good move for a humid ambience which would serve very well. Avoid any chemicals, organics,ferts, pests fungus treatment. It will be using the 1 chance it has left and root dieback is certainly a major threat. Same game that is played by many orchidists in root loss incidents and heat/ sun avoided due to evap/ transpiration, humidity as an aid to help progress and its remaining storage and reserves of nutrients which will be minimal with psb situation. Leave in s/h situation undisturbed. Those new root tips can burn and dieback simply coming into contact with anything even slightly hostile smething that a mature orchid would cope with.

    Fingers still crossed!!!!Nutrition values wise is a 'damned if you do damned if you dont' situation at mo. Perhaps fert extremely weak diluted even foliage spray, any little thing helps. To strong and to frequent may pose burn issue. Difficiult one! Lacking in calcium potassium magnesium or deficiency off has symptoms of 'necrotic' dead tip root dieback. Plant will abort and struggle goes on longer.

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    The temps here sudden spiked up into the 30c's over the past week. The greenish tip isn't looking so greenish, so I'm thinking the game's up. Will fight with a little longer but I not feeling too positive with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    The temps here sudden spiked up into the 30c's over the past week. The greenish tip isn't looking so greenish, so I'm thinking the game's up. Will fight with a little longer but I not feeling too positive with this.
    Well, if the plant is doomed, it's not for lack of care and concern on your part - just think what all that energy going into a healthy orchid will do! You'll be unstoppable! Plus, you live in paradise....

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence Maura, hopefully I can make my other orchids grow. The real test is to get them through summer and to re-bloom.

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    Now this is true testament of how resilient orchids are...
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    This baby refuses to die. I had lost the new growth, and I just never bothered to chuck the old growth, sentimental reasons I guess, it just sat on a self in a saucer for the past few months. This is what I discovered last night when I was trying to find a saucer. This is now my fave orchid. I'm gonna make it bloom even if it kills me.

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    Looking good !

    Strange things happens when you deal with orchids.
    The old semi-bulb looks healthy, you can just lay it firmly on some substrate in a pot and let the root find itself down into the media.

    Good Luck on your mission!

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    Thanks Magnus, I hope it keeps fighting too. And yes I did put it on top of some clay balls this morning, will have to give it some more attention tomorrow. I ran out of coconut husk while mounting some catts I've been promising to deal with, gotta go under the coconut tree out back and get some.

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    Dazed, Totally awesome!

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    Very rewarding to have noticed that, they are truly remarkable, such mavericks and absolutely resilient, just a shame it falls on time and patience, space and convenience perhaps touching on some of those deadly sins. Quite a confliction with us since we like time scales even under the concept of patience. Not sure if its materialism or greed etc but onething we want that we cant have is the ability to have full control of orchids. Perhaps we should all allocate a place somewhere around our grow area to do the one thing thats always been advised by our mentors and teachers and thats just leave it (whichever part of the plant remains) out of sight out of mind, forget about it in area that is not monitored by our needs but does accomodate the needs of basic plant bio processess for a fighting chance completely free of our fuss, intereference, overbearing quantity of potions and smothered in our frustrations. i could do with doing this a bit more than I presently do. I like the idea of the orchid sticking its index finger up at me.

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