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Name: Patty
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SarasotaPatty
Jun 27, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Great job, Pia! They look much happier and healthier now! Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jun 28, 2015 11:03 AM CST
You are on the right track, Pia. Thumbs up
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Jul 24, 2015 1:36 PM CST
Just thought I'd update how these are doing now! They have new leaves and new roots so I am guessing they like their new bark and positioning. Would like to say thanks to everyone for the help!
The one on the far left is a bit dehydrated, it lost all roots in the old bark.. They all rotted. So I cut away all rot and disinfected and now new roots are appearing in the nice fresh bark. Hopefully it means it's recovering!



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Anything I can do to help this one grow roots?
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Jul 24, 2015 3:18 PM CST
I have heard of some using seaweed extracts to invigorate the roots. Though I have not personally done that. I just wait patiently, sometimes the plants seem to rest after it blooms, then after a few more weeks, it will resume growing the roots and newer leaves.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 24, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Any new growth is a good sign, so you're doing well with them. I do increase water and fertilizer a bit if the temperatures are high, and we hear you've been having a pretty warm summer there in Jolly Olde England. My Phals put on lots of growth through the summer here even though they really like the cooler temps better.

There's a little white spot under one leaf in your last picture. You might want to check with a magnifying glass to make sure it's not a mealybug. They really love Phals and are hard to get rid of if you let an infestation get going.
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Sep 4, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Apparently my orchids like it here. They're all flowering! I know they've a way to go but it's mad seeing the difference in them.!

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2015 5:08 PM CST
Happy, happy, happy. Way to go! Hurray!
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Name: Pia-Louise
Romford, U.K. (Zone 8b)

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PiaLouiseSourvi
Sep 4, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Made these just now.. These are much improved..
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This one is slowly making more roots. It's always looking dry because the roots can't collect enough Water so I've started misting it today.


The roots a month ago after removing all the rotten bits. Wasn't hoping for much as it would have got shocked and take time making new roots.
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Roots now..I had to cut the bigger leaves off because it was draining the plant with the tiny roots having so much to feed. Since doing so I've seen new shoots for roots appearing.

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Sep 4, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Pia-Louise, I think you have passed the threshold of understanding what Phal. require. Every orchid has its own needs, and Phal. can be somewhat finicky. You have done well. I hope next year you will spread your wings and take on other orchid genera. It is very fulfilling to grow others and see them bloom.
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