Are these Orchids dead or alive? - saving Orchids through keikisby MissOrchidGirl   2 years ago

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I recently received some very sick Phalaenopsis orchids, which are more dead than alive. Luckily for us one has some keikis, so let's see what we can do.
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Now orchids are very resilient plants, when we think they are almost gone they can surprise us with life. However it is important to realize there is only one component of the orchid we need functional and this is the stem (axis).

These Phalaenopsis have most probably suffered from stem or crown rot, which is one of the worst ailments a monopodial orchid can face. Roots or leaves dying doesn't mean the entire orchid will die, but the axis being dead only means one thing: the orchid cannot be saved, no matter how many good roots, flower spikes and even leaf remains it has.

The reason is simple: the axis is responsible with the creation of all other structures, such as roots, leaves, spikes. If the axis is dead, there is nothing to create new structures.

Now we will attempt to save one of them through keikis, baby plants created on the flower spike which were not affected by rot. Separating them and placing them in higher humidity environments will help in the process.

The pebble thing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x-YjjhpHBQ&t=868s

Top 10 doon'ts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7x7rFAF8BE

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