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Cattleya needs to be saved

This is a discussion on Cattleya needs to be saved within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Does anyone have any suggestion to save this guy? It was dehydrating before so I ...

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    Default Cattleya needs to be saved

    Does anyone have any suggestion to save this guy? It was dehydrating before so I moved it to S/H but I think it's getting worse and the leaves are getting brown (not mushy though just not hard).
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    I would suggest to just make sure its receiving good humidity, stick it in moderate light, and let nature take its course. Looks to be an active eye there, if that's the case you're in good shape

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    Hi Richard, put some water in that drip pan for increased humidity. Spray the leaves a couple of times a day so they can absorb some moisture. They will probably not 'plump up', but the leaves will suck up a little of the water sprayed on them. If the roots aren't able to provide all the water the plant needs, spritzing is a simple way to help it over the toughest of the wait for new roots.

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    That one is a bit iffy. Just keep it humid and makes sure it doesn't succumb to fungus (which will be hard because the plant is so severly weakened.)

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