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OMG!! New Vanda Leaves Going yellow!!

This is a discussion on OMG!! New Vanda Leaves Going yellow!! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have had my lovely new Vanda coerulea for a week only but already I ...

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    Default OMG!! New Vanda Leaves Going yellow!!

    I have had my lovely new Vanda coerulea for a week only but already I have noticed that it does not look too good anymore. When it arrived after a week in transit it had one yellowing leaf. Now, after it has already lost two yellow leaves, I can see that it is turning yellow at the stem as well!! Is it the end for my new friend?

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    I spray once / twice a day depending on weather temp. I have fed it twice since I have had it -once a week using Orchid Focus grow at quarter strength. It sits on a south east facing windowsill and gets lots of bright sun from behind a net curtain. It is obviously growing in a glass vase. And that is all I can think off at the moment. I have had some advice already which said that it is normal for it to drop the older leaves -which it has been doing as the falling yellowing leaves are at the base of the plant, but today I can see that the yellowness is spreading to the main stem of the Vanda and the leaves are looking wrinkled. Oh why is this happening???? Please help me save her. She is very special to me.
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    Just wanted to wish you the best of luck and I hope she recovers. I wish I had any Vanda knowledge to share...
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    My *guess* is that it is just adjusting to the new conditions you are giving it. The roots look healthy. Perhaps a little medium around the roots to hold some moisture would help? Be careful of over feeding your vanda too. Weakly - Weekly is the best feeding solution. I hope it turns around for you soon.

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    Thanks Bruce. That is what somebody else said -about it adjusting, but then more of the leaves went yellow so I wasn't sure. I do feed weakly weekly so that is a relief! I shall put some sphag around the root ball then. Thanks again.

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    It really doesn't look like it has many roots, if you want my opinion. I would recommend putting some type of course medium in the basket to retain a bit of moisture, or thoroughly taking it out of the vase and watering it every single morning rather than only misting it. It needs those roots to take off, and it looks like the root tips it had when you first got it aren't as active now. That's a sure sign of it not getting enough moisture. I think it'll be fine in the long run if you take care of business now. Best of luck!

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    Thanks Sand_Tiger. I am going to water it every day by filling the vase and letting it soak for an hour. You are right, the root tips were more active when I first got it but have now stalled. I hope it survives. Thanks for your advice, fingers crossed.

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    Update. I now have some new sub roots emerging from the main root!! Thanks everyone for all of your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Susie11 View Post
    Update. I now have some new sub roots emerging from the main root!! Thanks everyone for all of your help.
    Sorry for the late response but Both BD and Sandtiger have already said what I would have said. I've had a lot of new vandas behaving in the same way as they adjust to a new environment. So glad to hear about the new roots emerging - shows that you have been doing the right thing and there's nothing to worry about!

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    Susie dont worry that is a small matter just followed as Yew said I'm sure if you got a plants like the photos below you will cry and cursing, to me as long as the plants is not infected they can be recovered with special attention in ICU, within 6 to 12 months usually it will recover just need a patience.

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    LOL @ Zain! I wasn't quite at the crying and cursing stage but I would have been if it had ended up in the compost heap! I thank you for your advice regardless.

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