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This happened within at most two days

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by HumbCa, Jul 11, 2020.

  1. HumbCa

    HumbCa New Member

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    I have a worrying problem, hopefully you can shed some light on how to respond to it.
    I Hadn't checked my orchids for two days, I just went in to check on them and water them and saw this:


    Some additional data: We've been hit with som unusually low temperatures lately, especially at around 03:00 AM, it can get to below freezing point, maybe this is somehow related.
    Thanks for your help
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    Very likely freeze damage. Personally, I would never let cattleyas go below about 45F, preferring to keep them above 50.

    Watch that closely. Frozen tissues can easily succumb to bacterial infections. You might consider cutting off all of the damage, then use a Q-tip to dab cinnamon on the open wounds to seal them and prevent infection.
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