Saving a rotting Orchid – Cattleya with transport damage
Today we take care of my Cattleya orchid which was packed very wet, so many of the leaves and structures were very affected!
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First we need to repot this orchid, offer it fresh medium and a brand new pot, since the old moss were degraded and the pot was unusable. I prefer self watering pots for these orchids anyway, more details here https://youtu.be/fHUbRxaOJmQ
After the roots are cleaned, I remove all the affected leaves and new growths. I then spray the entire orchid with hydrogen peroxide 3%, which will disinfect my entire orchid.
Moss can be easily removed with tweezers, learn more here https://youtu.be/iAnx1bLltBc
I am also trying out Dragon’s Blood, I will let you know if it does at least as good of a job as cinnamon 🙂
Eveningland – Nimbus
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✿ My environment:
Subtropical climate, hot summers and mild winters
60-90% humidity, always breezy
Growth space is kept at min 17C and max 29C
✿ What I use in my Grow Room:
LECA – Pokon or IKEA
Paph and Phrag Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2QlWY87
Oncidium Imperial Orchid Mix http://bit.ly/2CLwNDZ
Sphagnum Moss – Spagmoss from Besgrow http://bit.ly/2LSZjEx
Fertilizer and suppliments:
MSU Orchid fertilizer for osmosis / rain water http://bit.ly/2LS2bSg
Orchid Focus Bloom (when I need something low in N)
Pots, containers, baskets:
DIY self watering pots and masks from local flower shops
Lechuza self watering pots https://amzn.to/2wIUWq2
Wooden Vanda baskets http://bit.ly/2NfIlWI
LED shop pannels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs https://amzn.to/2MLSR7T
Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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