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Burned my leaves (pictures)

This is a discussion on Burned my leaves (pictures) within the General Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I forgot my orchid in the sun, now the leaves are burnt. Should I cut ...

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    Carla is offline Junior Member
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    Question Burned my leaves (pictures)

    I forgot my orchid in the sun, now the leaves are burnt. Should I cut them off?

    Thanks for the help!

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    I would, I don't know how badly the lower leaves are burned, but they could survive. You don't want the upper leaves to get soft and mushy laying on the lower leaves.. I would also cut off the spike so the plant can concentrate on healing.

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    OH--so sad! It's so easy to make a mistake like that, especially with a phal. I imagine it will heal and start to grow new leaves, but nothing a phal does seems to go very fast. Sigh.

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    Thanks for the help.

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    Welcome Carla! I would cut off the spike and keep a close eye on the leaves. If they do start to get mushy, then remove.


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