Root Rot

What can cause root rot to Orchids
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Mick
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In my opinion root rot is one of the most common questions asked in any forum. Root rot can be caused by usually over watering your Masdevallia or it may well have stood in standing water for to long or the pot didn't have good or blocked drainage holes.
It can also be caused by the media breaking down and decomposing which can turn acidic or your media may be to compacted and start to suffocate the roots.
The only way of telling for sure is to check the roots on the plant, trim off any dead with sterilised scissors and spray with hydrogen peroxide at 3% and repot in new fresh media.
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