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phal seedlings into s/h

This is a discussion on phal seedlings into s/h within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello! I recently received a bunch of bare root phal seedlings. I thought I would ...

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    Default phal seedlings into s/h

    Hello! I recently received a bunch of bare root phal seedlings.
    I thought I would go ahead and pot them s/h even though there wasn't any new root growth I could see. It looks like they were originally in sphag before they were shipped to me.
    I am wondering if the constant moisture is causing them to rot? Maybe their crowns are too close to the medium and getting too moist?
    Any advice would be appreciated! I don't want to be a phal seedling murderer!
    Some of the seedlings appear to be doing fine, but I've attached a photo of the most severely affected plant. What do you think?

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    hi cody,
    im not an expert on phal seedlings, but i have a few and they look just like yours. im guessing its normal for the older leaves to turn brown/yellow and falling off, roots look ok though. the moisture should be fine too, just make sure there is some kind of an airflow around the plants.

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