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Old 06-12-2003, 03:12 PM
Frank H. Kirchner
 
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Happy Holidays to all.

I have a question regarding my Psychosis papillo. It has been growing
happily for years and has had as many as four spikes at once. It has been a
happy camper. It is growing in osmunda. It is now failing. The problem
started with the back pseudobulbs shriveling and turning brown. It is
progressing up to the actively growing part of the plant and I have lost the
most recent new growth. I haven't been able to track down what the likely
ailment is. Cultural conditions have not changed as it had been really
thriving for me. What says the wisdom of the group? Any suggestions will
be appreciated.

Thanks.

Frank



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Old 06-12-2003, 04:02 PM
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Hi Frank, Anytime I see the first signs of brown, I spray with Physan.
If this were my plant,
1... I would unpot & remove the bad stuff.
2...Bath in a Physan solution.
3...Sprinkle cinnamon on any wounds.
4...Repot in a mix of your choice, in a tight fitting pot.
5...Pray a lot!
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"Frank H. Kirchner" wrote in message
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Happy Holidays to all.

I have a question regarding my Psychosis papillo. It has been growing
happily for years and has had as many as four spikes at once. It has been

a
happy camper. It is growing in osmunda. It is now failing. The problem
started with the back pseudobulbs shriveling and turning brown. It is
progressing up to the actively growing part of the plant and I have lost

the
most recent new growth. I haven't been able to track down what the likely
ailment is. Cultural conditions have not changed as it had been really
thriving for me. What says the wisdom of the group? Any suggestions will
be appreciated.

Thanks.

Frank



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Old 06-12-2003, 05:42 PM
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Rod Venger used to call this Psychopsis Psuddendeath Psyndrome.*G*

You could go to Google Groups and search rec.gardens.orchids for past posts
on papilio. As a matter of fact I just did that and just reading some of the
threads gives you a good idea of culture. Seems these are intolerant of
sour medium and need repotting. But be careful with their roots, they'll
sulk.

I always use the advanced search
http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search?hl=en

I put in 'psychopsis' in the 1st blank (word anywhere in post)

then scroll down and put rec.gardens.orchids in for the specific newsgroup.
Sometimes if I really am looking for specific stuff I'll put in an author
(in this case I ran ) but putting 'halgren' in will work
too.

K Barrett

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Happy Holidays to all.

I have a question regarding my Psychosis papillo. It has been growing
happily for years and has had as many as four spikes at once. It has been

a
happy camper. It is growing in osmunda. It is now failing. The problem
started with the back pseudobulbs shriveling and turning brown. It is
progressing up to the actively growing part of the plant and I have lost

the
most recent new growth. I haven't been able to track down what the likely
ailment is. Cultural conditions have not changed as it had been really
thriving for me. What says the wisdom of the group? Any suggestions will
be appreciated.

Thanks.

Frank




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Old 07-12-2003, 11:13 PM
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Hi Frank,
I had a beautiful 8" pot that went as yours did. I treated like Wendy
recommends below (I use powdered sulfur rather than cinnamon) and saved a
4.5" pot sized plant. In addition, I got a keikei on one of the flower stems
that is now in a 4" pot. The 4.5" is now in a 6" and doing its blooming
thing on 2 stems. I know now to check the medium more frequently. I've seen
a specimen growing on a 3" thick, 12" round slab of tree fern. I'm thinking
hard on how I'm going to treat it next.
Gary

"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Hi Frank, Anytime I see the first signs of brown, I spray with Physan.
If this were my plant,
1... I would unpot & remove the bad stuff.
2...Bath in a Physan solution.
3...Sprinkle cinnamon on any wounds.
4...Repot in a mix of your choice, in a tight fitting pot.
5...Pray a lot!
--
Cheers Wendy
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"Frank H. Kirchner" wrote in message
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Happy Holidays to all.

I have a question regarding my Psychosis papillo. It has been growing
happily for years and has had as many as four spikes at once. It has

been
a
happy camper. It is growing in osmunda. It is now failing. The problem
started with the back pseudobulbs shriveling and turning brown. It is
progressing up to the actively growing part of the plant and I have lost

the
most recent new growth. I haven't been able to track down what the

likely
ailment is. Cultural conditions have not changed as it had been really
thriving for me. What says the wisdom of the group? Any suggestions

will
be appreciated.

Thanks.

Frank



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Old 08-12-2003, 03:02 PM
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I have been musing over this thread & am wondering if maybe this is a
trait of this plant.........sending up as many spikes as it can as a last
hurrah!
I hope not ? Think I am going to give mine a good inspection, probably
needs repotting.
Will post a pic on abpo
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Hi Frank,
I had a beautiful 8" pot that went as yours did. I treated like Wendy
recommends below (I use powdered sulfur rather than cinnamon) and saved a
4.5" pot sized plant. In addition, I got a keikei on one of the flower

stems
that is now in a 4" pot. The 4.5" is now in a 6" and doing its blooming
thing on 2 stems. I know now to check the medium more frequently. I've

seen
a specimen growing on a 3" thick, 12" round slab of tree fern. I'm

thinking
hard on how I'm going to treat it next.
Gary

"Wendy" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Hi Frank, Anytime I see the first signs of brown, I spray with Physan.
If this were my plant,
1... I would unpot & remove the bad stuff.
2...Bath in a Physan solution.
3...Sprinkle cinnamon on any wounds.
4...Repot in a mix of your choice, in a tight fitting pot.
5...Pray a lot!
--
Cheers Wendy
Remove PETERPAN for email reply


"Frank H. Kirchner" wrote in message
news:[email protected]
Happy Holidays to all.

I have a question regarding my Psychosis papillo. It has been growing
happily for years and has had as many as four spikes at once. It has

been
a
happy camper. It is growing in osmunda. It is now failing. The

problem
started with the back pseudobulbs shriveling and turning brown. It is
progressing up to the actively growing part of the plant and I have

lost
the
most recent new growth. I haven't been able to track down what the

likely
ailment is. Cultural conditions have not changed as it had been

really
thriving for me. What says the wisdom of the group? Any suggestions

will
be appreciated.

Thanks.

Frank



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