Thursday, July 22, 2010

Coelogyne asperata recovering from (unintentional) dog attack

Coelogyne_asperata

 

This used to be a big healthy pot of C. asperata until my dogs decided to go postal on a rat that tried to hide in the pot. Too shocking for a whole plant shot. My dogs bit and chewed and pulled out pbulbs and roots leaving the orchid badly damaged. Another pot was knocked over and broken too. Thank goodness this is a tough species.

 

Coelogyne_asperata2

 

My pets also damaged (unintentionally of course) a precious phal which eventually succumbed to rot (too much trauma!!) after a mouse made a home in the wood mount. Posted a photo of that some time ago, my orchid CPR failed to save it.

 

Coelogyne_orchid_ant

*echo* Hello… hello… hello… anybody down there? anybody down there... anybody down there? 

 

Coelogyne_asperata3

 

This pot of coelogyne will regain its former glory. There are already lots of new growths forming.

3 comments:

MINAT ORKID said...

Sarawaklens,it's very beautiful flower thats why your dog very jealous.Mine still hibernate.

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you plant yours in only charcoal? I am trying to rescue mine.

sarawaklens said...

Minatorkid: haha they were after a rat or mouse.

Anon: you can use coconut husk cubes, charcoal chips and bricks. Do not use 100% charcoal.

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