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Roots turned greyish, need help

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by mskldy, May 1, 2020.

  1. mskldy

    mskldy New Member

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    I saved a Phalaenopsis that had been discarded, I repotted it, some of the roots were green and some were white, I watered it and gave a mild dose of fertilizer, so far, so good. The next day the roots were a greyish color, I can't figure out what went wrong. I am very new to this and need help.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What fertilizer and how strong did you mix it?
     
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    mskldy New Member

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    I used Miricle Grow at 1/4 strength. Have I killed it yet?
     

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think you've killed it, but the roots don't look very good. You didn't say what the recommended dosage is, 1 teaspoon per gallon? Generally orchids have a will to live and will withstand some abuse. Also, they don't usually respond immediately. I would water it regularly before it is completely dry. I think a fertilizer formulated for orchids would be a good idea.