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    manidip New Member

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    I have one fox tail orchid, which flowered one month earlier. It is potted in a earthen pot, and medium is soil. But the leaves appeared little yellowish, wrinkle and folded. Can you give any advice ?
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    The plant is likely desiccated as the root system has failed.

    One of the most important factors in orchid growing is maintaining good air flow to the root system, and soil is by far, the wrong potting medium for that.

    In nature, orchids live attached to trees, with their roots exposed to the air. We often simulate that in "captivity" by growing them in wooden slat baskets of very coarse bark chips, or something similar, if we add anything at all.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Remove it from the soil as soon as possible to salvage any roots that are still there and give it the conditions Ray discussed. If most of the roots are gone you may need to keep it in a shadier spot for a few months while it recuperates. In the unfocused background of the photo it looks like there may be at least one air root which may be the only root you have left. This is a common mistake and is how we all learn. Good luck to you.
     
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    Thanx for your advice. It has still 3 air roots, which appeared 2 months earlier while at soil medium. But I will change medium as you say asap.
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Definitely get it out of the soil and do as Ray and Kelly suggested. Shady is better while it recuperates, and high humidity will help the new roots develop.
     
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