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Care for sick orchids

This is a discussion on Care for sick orchids within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; As I wrote in another thread, I cooked (accidentally!) my orchids when I left them ...

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    Default Care for sick orchids

    As I wrote in another thread, I cooked (accidentally!) my orchids when I left them out in the sun and with a closed plastic cover. They look horrible, a lot leaves and canes turned brown and squashy already. But most of the plants still have quite a bit of green canes left with some healthy new growth. So I hope they can survive this disaster with proper care.

    What would the best way to care for them considering their condition? Should I water and fertilize them as usual, or should I cut back on fertilizer? After the cold front, Houston is having wonderful weather now: 60 low, 80 high.

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    I would cut back on fertilizer and keep them in the shade until they show signs of new growth. No sense in stressing them any more than necessary.

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    And remove the brown squishy parts.

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