Saving Phalaenopsis Orchid with limp leaves and no roots – About cutting spikes

Today we take a look at one of my Phalaenopsis orchids which is in dire need of attention and care!
More info below!

About a month ago I purchased a few very stressed Phalaenopsis and we repotteds them, check it out here https://youtu.be/cWFyQzJbGDg

It would appear the roots were not as healthy as I initially thought, so it is time to intervene and remove everything that withered away in the meantime. The other 2 orchids are doing pretty well after one month https://youtu.be/NhPvFIxJtys

One technique I always perform when dealing with cases such as these is to remove the flower spikes, as they drain too much energy from the almost rootless orchids. There is a lot of observation, experience and research behind this, so here we go:

More about plant sap https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sap
More on ‘Happy Sap’ https://youtu.be/GBULT14qQDc
Obtaining a blue Orchid through sap flow https://youtu.be/Cth02of2mBE

Cutting the biggest energy drain source leaves more available for important components, such as roots and leaves. Speaking of which, here is more about these structures and their functions:

All about leaves https://youtu.be/zoMWQsv7QH0
All about orchid roots https://youtu.be/jQBautYpq9s
The relationship between leaves and roots https://youtu.be/bmfoFtvz2YI

With the spikes out of the way, the roots having more access to moisture through a top layer, more about it here https://youtu.be/pmPXOfyDW1g and the leaves not actively growing now, the orchid should make a recovery within a couple of months

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Music:
Ikson – Bloom

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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
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What I use in my Grow Room:

Media:
LECA – Pokon or IKEA
Various organic mixes from rePotme http://bit.ly/2Dmu9mW
Sphagnum Moss – Spagmoss from Besgrow http://bit.ly/2LSZjEx or http://bit.ly/2WOF1D7

Fertilizer and supplements:
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
Slotted pots from rePotme http://bit.ly/2Ds488b

Lighting:
LED shop panels from Leroy Merlin, 4000k
Tertial lamps from IKEA + 4000k LED bulbs (various brands)
Orvibo WiFi Smart Plugs https://amzn.to/2MLSR7T

Shelf units:
Shirley’s Simple Shelving http://bit.ly/2qAcS1r
Lerberg and Mulig from IKEA
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See my video playlists!
https://www.youtube.com/user/MissOrchidGirl/playlists

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