possible root rot?

I noticed foul odor coming from water in phrag bessae dish--smells like rot. Then flower dropped off today. I thought they needed to be left with pot sitting in dish of water, and also watered frequently.
should I try to repot?
Any advice?

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Aug 27, 2015
I plant a few seeds last week
by: Anonymous

college assignment help I plant a few seeds last week and watering them on daily basis yesterday I saw 4/5 leave grown up but today my mom said some naughty kids fell over the roots and its damaged but some leaves are still green so is it possible to save the plant or not

Dec 31, 2012
Cable's Reply
by: Cable Thompson

Phragmipedium besseae does indeed like to be watered a lot, and setting it in a dish of water can help to keep it moist. But the water should be changed regularly, and the potting mix can break down more rapidly; sometimes it might start to rot. So they need to be repotted somewhat more often as a consequence. If your potting mix is starting to smell, I'd say it's very likely time to repot! Hopefully the plant's roots are still in good shape; you should trim off any that are dead.

Best of luck with your plant! This species is definitely among my favorites.

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