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Nov 1, 2017 10:48 AM CST
| Okay, I just got this zygo like 4 days ago now I see this.... the shoot where the spike is is rotting In the center... can I dump some cinnamon down and see if that helps? Or do these leaves normally fall when blooming is over? |
I didn't get any water on it at all.
I have it temporarily set up in clay in a soda bottle with many holes drilled in it and maybe an inch of water in the very bottom but not in contact with the roots.
When I gently pulled on the rotting leaf it pulled right out but looks as though it broke so I'm guessing the remaining piece is still there rotting.
Nov 1, 2017 4:57 PM CST
|It looks like mealy bugs to me. |
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Nov 2, 2017 4:44 AM CST
|It seems to me that container is way too tall. There should be more air circulating around the base of the plant but it is in sort of a terrarium which will foster the growth of both mold and/or mealies, whichever the problem is. I would cut that bottle down to just slightly above the the pebbles and I would also make sure the water drains out the bottom, Zygo's like a lot of moisture but they do not like the tips of their roots sitting in it.
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Nov 2, 2017 4:52 AM CST
Question about what to do with the sprout? Just leave it alone and watch and wait? If it continues to rot should I try detaching it from the pseudobulb to try and save it?
Nov 2, 2017 6:35 AM CST
|Unfortunately this new growth is lost. Once that center is rotted out, it stops growing.
I might add, even Orchids which grow in their habitat somewhat wet and cool, still need excellent drainage and ventilation to prevent rot.
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