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Need to save Phal-- help please

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by gootzie, Jun 4, 2022.

  1. gootzie

    gootzie New Member

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    A baby Schilleriana arrived 3 days ago from an eBay purchase that had one sad leaf. It looked dehydrated, soft and thin. It fell off yesterday. Roots still look good. It came on a piece of wood with sphagnum moss.

    How do I save it? Thank you so much.
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have you communicated with the seller? If they are a responsible eBay’er they should replace the plant. Was it from overseas?
     
  3. gootzie

    gootzie New Member

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    States seller, 14 day return. However, by the time I rebox it and pay for the shipping, it will eat up enough of the money spent, it may not be worth the hassle involved. Yes, I communicated with him the condition of the orchid and no reply. This morning I decided to put it in a "hospital", and once the original sphagnum moss was taken off, it was obvious the crown was black. Bad seller and now smarter buyer.
     
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    gootzie New Member

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    KellyW, you must have sent good vibes to the seller. I just received a message from him that he would ship me replacement.

    I still want to try to save the first one. Any suggestions? I have it in moist sphagnum moss in a terrarium condition with ventilation.

    Thanks.
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Good to hear your seller is sending a new plant.

    If the crown is rotted it is probably a lost cause. However, give the crown a dusting of cinnamon to give it a fighting chance. Good luck.
     
  6. gootzie

    gootzie New Member

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    Thanks!