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PLEASE HELP, ROOT ROT PROBLEM

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by 2zwyne, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. 2zwyne

    2zwyne New Member

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    Is it possible to be saved? It is the gift from a friend of my wife, I have just realized the problem, and did some research on it, now it is out of the soggy soil for a couple of days.I have cut some roots.
    Do I need to cut all the black root out, include a portion of the main stem?
    or just wait and see? Thank you in advance.
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  2. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    Hello there...
    I had mine rotten too. A dendrobium. I uses moss and coconut fiber to plant it. Then I realized the medium hold the water and caused rot. Then I took it out from the medium. Washed the root and cut all the rotten part as well. After that, I let the plant till there is no more water. I suppose you should change your medium. Did you say soil? Phalaenopsis is a kind of epiphyte. I use charcoal and fern fiber for mine.
    Don't bury it too deep. Just let it sit above your medium. After it grow new roots, the roots will attach themselves to the medium.
    Make sure your container has enough drain holes to let the water excess drain away.
    Don't overwatering your plant too.
    Happy growing...
     
  3. 2zwyne

    2zwyne New Member

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    thanks for the reply, I have bought some pre-mixed mix, combined with bark and perlite for the orchid, and a pod with good drainage, my concern is that the rotten part of root will infect the growing of the healthy root. shall I cut them all off, and leave it to rest on a glass of water to wait for the new root to sprout out before plant it in the pot?
     
  4. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    15533204107311769973409.jpg I think so. Cut all the rotten part off. I don't have any experience of putting orchids in a glass of water and to wait till a new root sprout. Perhaps other members could help you.
    This is what I did to save my rotten phalaenopsis about a year ago, attached them to a palm tree. And they do well there
     
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    2zwyne New Member

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    Got it, thank you so much, your idea is inspired me, I will suspend them above some moss and barks. to wait and see.
     
  6. Nisanisa

    Nisanisa Well-Known Member

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    Good luck!