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    No I'm pretty sure it's a Monteray Bay.The lady I got it from specializes in Orchids.But that's for the info on watering [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    When ever you get new orchids I would recommend ropoting if the mix has moss or is constantly wet for more then a day (unless the orchid is blooming, wait or the orchid should be kept wet). A new mix is required every 6 months to a year unless you use longfibered spahgnum which is usually 1.5 years. I would recommend using clay pots filled atlest half full with packing peanuts. They keep things nice and dry. Then you can water every morning and never have to worry about rot.

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    It is a Miltoniopsis hybrid. The label says "Milt. Chris Ellis x Monteray Bay", which is a fairly common crossing.

    It wants semi-shade, humid, coolish conditions (12C-25C) and reasonable moisture. Pot in bark chips and water when the bark is dried out. It's not keen on being sprayed with water though.

    If you tap it out of its pot and check the roots you should be able to see if they are healthy (white/silver and firm, with a noticeable growing tip of a different colour), or not (grey/white/brown and shivelled). If the roots are bad, repot the plant in bark and don't water for a few weeks. If the roots are actually decayed, they are better cut back just enough to anchor the plant in the pot.

    If you take a look over at the UK Orchid Forum and run a search, there are some threads showing pictures of healthy roots for you to see.

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    Awesome,thanks [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] It already is in bark chips,that's how I got it from the nursery.Here is a pic of the plant and it's roots.Can you tell me if the roots are dead or not?Thank you vert much [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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    Here's just the roots.

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    They look dead to me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] How long have you had this plant, and how long ago did the leaves start to tuen yellow?

    If you cut the roots back and repot it, it will need placing out of the sun in a plastic bag and not watering (just the residual humidity from damp bark in the bag is enough). In a few weeks you might see roots emerging from the base of the bulbs, at which point you can remove it from the bag. Just spray these roots at first, moving onto proper watering once the plant is established in several months.

    However the plant itself looks unhappy. Is it all still firm? It might no pull through this treatment.
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    Arrrggghhh this isn't good news [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I'm actually crying,I feel so attached to these plants!It's ridiculous!Thank goodness no one is home to witness this.They would send me to the mental institution! Anyways,I bought the plant...lets see...a week ago or maybe 9 days ago.It turned yellow about 3 days ago.I think the leaves are still firm tho,but the flowers that were about to bloom are hanging down,looking pretty dead [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] I will try your method and pray.Thanks for your help.*Niki* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    Just be sure not leave it somewhere in direct sun, or too hot - you will stew it! I kinda have a feeling that the plant couldn't have got damaged in only a week... take it back and ask for a replacement?
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