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This is a discussion on sunburn on orchids within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; While moving my orchids in because of isaacs rain squall, I noticed 2 of my ...
While moving my orchids in because of isaacs rain squall, I noticed 2 of my orchids : VANDA PEACHES AND CREAM AND VANDA ROBERTS DELIGHT CROWNFOX HEARTTHROB had a slight case of sun burn. Given more shade will this sunburn patch go away?
No, sorry to say that a sunburned leaf will never go away. It's there permanently until the leaf falls off, or is manually severed...and in the case of a Vanda, it's likely to be there forever as they don't really shed leaves once they're mature (unless exposed to severe temperature fluctuations/stress etc. which isn't good anyway). I wouldn't sweat it, though. Once new leaves grow in it won't be as noticeable! It's incredibly difficult to give an orchid that requires such high light as a Vanda or a Cattleya without scorching it a little bit. Not pretty, but hey ho...flowers or pristine foliage? Take your pick! lol