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Two sick orchids

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Sophie, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. Sophie

    Sophie New Member

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    Hi!! Recently I purchased dwo Phalaenopsis orchids. They still have some flower buds and they looked quite healthy when I examined them in the shop.
    The first one-the purple one unfortunately has some floppy leaves, but it's roots look healthy (the healthiest I have ever seen, in fact). But the leaves are floppy in spots and I think It might be spreading. However I have no clue as to what it might be and what I should do about it. I am scared to repot because it's in bloom.
    The second one seems to have some bugs. They don't look like mealy bugs, but are white-I saw only one in the roots-tiny and white. Today I noticed they the flower buds are drying out, the ones in bloom are getting floppy. And once again I'm afraid of reppoting since it is in bloom
    Do you have any idea what these orchids suffer from? And how to fix it? It would mean a world to me! IMG_20200425_110831.jpg IMG_20200425_110831.jpg IMG_20200425_110839.jpg IMG_20200425_110854.jpg IMG_20200425_110947.jpg IMG_20200425_111013.jpg IMG_20200425_111033.jpg IMG_20200425_111057.jpg IMG_20200425_110831.jpg
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    On the first and last images it looks like it could be sunburn. You might check to see if it is in direct sun at some point during the day. Or perhaps it happened before you got it.

    The little white spots look as if they might be a fungus. It doesn't look like insects to me. I would spray the base of the plant with 3% hydrogen peroxide (just the way it comes from the drug store.

    If the buds continue to dry up like the one in the picture it could be from a gas leak or maybe too close to apples. If it were from cold, I would think that more of the buds would be doing that.

    Having said all that, I don't grow many hybrid phals. Perhaps someone else has other ideas.