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How can I bring my orchid back to life?

This is a discussion on How can I bring my orchid back to life? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is all that is left of a once beautiful orchid. The two small green ...

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    JoeS is offline Junior Member
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    Default How can I bring my orchid back to life?

    This is all that is left of a once beautiful orchid. The two small green buds are attached to a piece of lava rock. Can anyone suggest a way to bring this plant back?
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    I do not like your chances.

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    The last 2 words of the line above, is were I would put the plant

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    looks like a good opportunity for the last resort - sphag it and bag it.
    wrap it up nice in wet sphag and seal it in a little bit of plastic. that things dried like crazy!

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    increase humidity so it doesn't dry out????

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    Yes, and fresh sphagnum to help prevent fungal infections.

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