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Normal for a Cymbidium?

This is a discussion on Normal for a Cymbidium? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Cym I got around Easter time, it's tagged (Blue Smoke x Valley ...

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    I have a Cym I got around Easter time, it's tagged (Blue Smoke x Valley King) 'Geyersland'. Recently I've noticed some of the leaves browning or yellowing and breaking off. A few get brown tips that I cut and sterilize. None of them are soft and brown that would normally indicate rot. The p-bulbs are plump and firm as well. Is this normal for Cyms after they are done blooming? There are two new growths that started soon after it finished flowering. And one other new growth that actually did rot and I pulled it out.

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    Is brown rot/general rot contagious between plants? I thought it was a product of over watering.

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    Those brown leaf remains are just old and past it ( like me - but I'm not actual;ly turning brown yet ! - joke). Just gently tease them away, so as to keep the plant looking good.This is apparently the oldest bulb on the plant. btw. Leaves don't last for ever on any plant !.

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    Usually when I lose leaves they turn yellow, not brown, that's the only reason I was concerned

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    The leaves on my cymvbidiums do the same thing. Nothing to worry about. I leave them go until they are brown and then remove them. Cymbidiums and really orchids in general are not that attractive of a plant when not in bloom.

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    I agree. Just gently remove them to clean up the plant.

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    Cymbidiums shed their leaves when they are yellow is not something to worry about. The remnant of every fallen leaf turns crispy and brown. I have 22 of these and its not unusual. Its how they are.

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