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Bearbare666
May 5, 2020 4:09 AM CST
Can anyone tell me what's wrong with my spider orchid. I haven't had it long. It came bare rooted and I potted it in a mix of charcoal, perlite and orchid mix. The roots are not soft or mushy but the bulb is going wrinkly and concave and the outer leaves have a "water mark " line around the bulb. The mix is currently dry. The first 4 flowers bloomed but the remaining ones are not going to. It indoors and gets bright filtered light in the morning. Can I include photo?
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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
May 5, 2020 4:38 AM CST
You orchid has rot. It possibly developed it in transit. It is my opinion that if it is impacting the flowers too, it is a goner.
Sorry!

Pot is way too large. But that is not what is killing it.
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Bearbare666
May 5, 2020 11:33 PM CST
It wasn't posted to me. A friend gave it to me. So what caused the rot then? Overwatered?

BigBill said:You orchid has rot. It possibly developed it in transit. It is my opinion that if it is impacting the flowers too, it is a goner.
Sorry!

Pot is way too large. But that is not what is killing it.


Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
American Orchid Society Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
May 6, 2020 4:49 AM CST
It could be root rot if it starts at the bottom and works its way up. When the media that it is growing breaks down because of failure to repot, what usually happens is the roots stay too wet and rot.
Otherwise moisture gets in the new growth and rots!
Rodney Wilcox Jones, my idol!
Businessman, Orchid grower, hybridizer, lived to 107!

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