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Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:33 pm
by albertoburrito
Is this root rot? The plant has been declining over the last few days. How do I save it?

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:37 pm
by albertoburrito
The rhizome has a little bit of yellowish color on it also

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:38 pm
by Panman
Interesting. The white tip on the root makes me think it is not root rot but the rhizome doesn't look so good. What conditions is it growing in? It could be crown rot.

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:39 pm
by albertoburrito
It is in peat and perlite, and I give it about a centimeter of water each day, and refill it when the water tray evaporates.

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:42 pm
by Panman
So you are tray watering? Then it's not likely crown rot. But the root looks good. I'm stumped. Time to bring in the experts!

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:43 pm
by albertoburrito
You might not see in the photo, but in reality the crown has light green-brown blotches

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:13 pm
by albertoburrito
Ok, so I watched a couple videos, and it definitely has root rot on some parts. I removed the infected parts, and in the end there was a tiny little nub on growth left. I potted it up, and hopefully it will recover.🤞

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 10:25 pm
by MaxVft
Yep,if it still has a(healthy)rhizome piece and some form of roots,it should survive.You can also try putting it in some distilled water until it starts to grow back.

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 2:23 am
by Supercazzola
Since I don’t know where you’re located, I don’t want to say that you’re watering it too much, but a cm a day could be too much. Does the pot have drain holes? Does the water collect in a tray? Do you wait for the water to evaporate from the tray before adding more water to tray ?

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 5:33 am
by albertoburrito
I live in arizona. The pot is about 4 inches tall, and has drain holes. It sits in a tray, and it evaporates and stays dry for about half an hour before refilling.

Re: Root rot?

Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 11:02 am
by Supercazzola
Ah yeah, no humidity in Arizona. Must be nice to have a cold glass outside without it sweating and getting all slippery.