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Orchid Rescue

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Garden365, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    An update of the current situation with regards to the thread 'growth initiation on Stanhopea and/or Coryanthes back bulbs.
    I have taken the bulbs out of intensive care and repotted them into a wire basket in fresh moss.
    I have attached an image of the same, with what looks like a leaf growth - fingers crossed. Cory update.JPG
     
  2. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Cory update.JPG View attachment 26266 Update on the thread “Initiation of leaf growth” on Stanhopea and/or Coryanthes species. I have attached an image of my Coryanthes backbulbs showing what I believe to be a leaf forming….. fingers crossed.

    I have tried to change this image to a larger one.
     
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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I edited and clicked the "full image" button besides the icon. I went to "Edit", chose "More Options" and then you will see the image icon where you can chose icon or full image. But I see it is the same image as above. Perhaps you already figured out. The View attachment seems to have a bad link.
     
  4. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Marni, The problem is my fault, my sight is'nt as good as it once was. I now see that the topic page had moved onto another page numbered in a lighter shade. I originally thought that my post was not being accepted and that is why there are three identical images showing.
    My apologies.
     
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    Those old roots look a little scary to me, they seem to be too wet and asking for rot. I live in southwest Florida (Naples) REALLY hot and humid most of the year, fungus and rot is always lurking around the corner.
     
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    This is a Lycaste backbulb that arrived in the mail today do you think it is viable? It had an active eye but it seems to have rotted off.
    Do you think I should send it back to the vendor or should I cross my fingers and see what happens? I have a double bulb division from the same vendor and it is sprouting nicely but the brownish color on this one has me worried a little.
     

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  7. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    I have a confession to make, two months after I posted the above image the leaf and root growth rotted off the result of over watering. Before Christmas last year I had cataracts removed from both eyes, I now have much better vision. Nevertheless i should have known better. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that one of the other bulbs will sprout a new growth.

    Edub9, I should return the backbulb (asap) explaining what has happened also that the two bulb division was successful and is showing a new growth. I'm sure the vendor will want to satisfy a customer and look sympathetically at your problem.
    Good luck
     
  8. edub9

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    What do you think Marni?