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Need Analysis on Orchid Issues

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Fall, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Fall

    Fall New Member

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    Greetings! I had the opportunity to rescue a Phalaenopsis orchid from being thrown out. The roots are healthy, but the leaves are green, yellow, and white. The blooms have been dropped already. I need some advice on how to treat the orchid to achive optimal health. The orchid is a purple - white Phalaenopsis. I URGE many to reply. Thank you.
    Fall WG
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  2. J E

    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Looks like some sort of sunburn or more likely cold damage
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    I'd say sunburn.

    Orchids are deep understory plants, so never get direct sunlight.
     
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  4. Fall

    Fall New Member

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    Thank you for responding! The orchid was kept in a box outside under no shade from what I noted when getting it.
     
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    Fall New Member

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    Should I leave the leaves or cut the damage section off?
     
  6. J E

    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Cut the damage off
     
  7. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    The burned tissue is dead and sterile. If you remove those areas, do not cut into any of the remaining green tissue, or you will create an open wound that can become infected.

    if you accidentally do expose living tissue, dab the wound with cinnamon powder to seal it and protect it from infection. Do not get cinnamon on roots.
     
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  8. Dusty Ol' Man

    Dusty Ol' Man New Member

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    I agree with Ray. Take his advice on this one. Also, since it appears to be in a clear(ish) pot, take a look at the medium and roots. If it needs it, go ahead and repot it in fresh medium to give it the best restart it can get. Good luck.
     
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