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Laelia with brown rhizome

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by paphlover17, Jun 19, 2022.

  1. paphlover17

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    Hello everyone!
    I need some help with a Laelia purpurata var. schusteriana that I have acquired recently (about 3 weeks ago). The rhizome just seems a bit off to me as I normally deem brown tissue (that is expected to be green) on plants not good. Should this be of concern to me or am I just panicking for no reason. Oh and I shoud add that the tissue is firm.
    Thanks in advance for all of your anwsers. 20220619_202911.jpg 20220619_202806.jpg
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Looks like a division from an older plant and nothing to be concerned about.
     
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    So the rhizome naturally turms a tan or brown color?
     
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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    It can, with age. I have seen light green, dark green, light brown, dark brown, and purple in healthy tissue.
     
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