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Cattleya leaf yellowing

This is a discussion on Cattleya leaf yellowing within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Back again with more questions. Since I've got pumped up about learning to grow orchids ...

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    Default Cattleya leaf yellowing

    Back again with more questions. Since I've got pumped up about learning to grow orchids I puchased a couple of cattleyas from a reputable orchid grower here in Florida about three weeks ago. They arrived looking well and healthy but I decided to repot them because they were in really small plastic pots. They seem to be doing OK but just recently what appears to be the first issue, or maybe it's the first seeding,

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    of one of them has turned yellow. Is this normal or is this something to be concerned with? I know that with my dendrobium the lower leaves often yellowed and fell off.

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    This looks like a small, old leaf...prob one of its first. Normal for it to yellow and die. And you have a nice looking new growth coming along...I'd say its fine!

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    I agree with Kathi about the orchid leaf.

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    Thanks Guys. I guess nebies are worriers.

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    I think It is just natural leave yellowing, it seems to be old like Kathi and Bruce said no worries I think you orchid is fine...
    Looks healthy! New growth!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fbashplant View Post
    Thanks Guys. I guess nebies are worriers.
    Boy, is that the truth. I grew a couple of orchids in a happy-go-lucky way for years. Then I got more serious (read obsessed) and spent a while worrying over every little thing. I recall worrying over every leaf spot for a bit. It's OK, normal, and you will get past it, trust me!

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    Thanks for the moral support. I'll be OK.

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    I agree Kathi, I was like you once upon a time. A spot on a leaf? Dying leaf? No worries. You do get over it Fred. With that new growth your orchid looks great.

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