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Should Bulb. smitinandii be repotted

This is a discussion on Should Bulb. smitinandii be repotted within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have had this plant in S/H since 5/14. It is currently growing two new ...

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    Default Should Bulb. smitinandii be repotted

    I have had this plant in S/H since 5/14. It is currently growing two new leaves. However, the mature leaves do not appear healthy and one is quickly dieing. There was one that grew well and now is dead. Should I repot this plant in a regular potting mix?Name:  IMG_2867.jpg
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    seems to be a fungal infection and algae. you could try physan 20 and cleanup the algae and possibly sterilize the LECA and repot in S/H.

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    How do you sterilize the LECA?
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    Pressure cook it or microwave it or pour boiling water and later wash it with physan 20. I recently used hot water wash followed by 11% benzalkonium chloride wash as we don't get physan 20 here

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