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HELP Possible rotten root problem with my orchid?

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Geo Koh, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Geo Koh

    Geo Koh New Member

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    I have an orchid but seems to have some issues for some time now. I generally water it 1 time per week and I keep it inside.
    I upload some pictures of my orchid to see.
    As you can see any root that is on the outside is rotten(?) or brown. All the inside roots though seem to be healthy and green( not showing very good in the pictures. Also the leaves seems to be healthy.
    Another problem is that there is no branch growth since I have cut them few months ago on winter.
    Is there anything I can do to make my orchid healthier?
    Thanks for any help

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  2. Antonio :(:

    Antonio :(: Member

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    Im not a proffesional, but for me thats root rot but at the first pic thats just an air root
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    I see a couple of very good roots going outside of the pot (picture 1 and 2). I also see a white mold or fungus on some of the roots in the pot and on the bark. You might consider repotting into fresh bark after treating the plant with something like Physan or hydrogen peroxide. Perhaps other can suggest a treatment for it.