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Too much sun on doritis champorensis orchid??

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    Default Too much sun on doritis champorensis orchid??



    This picture is of my newly acquired doritis champorensis. I put it outside with my dendrobium which loves it location. But I saw it's leaves turning black and brown and yellow. What is the problem? Too much sun, too little water? Also, any other information on this type of orchid is welcome; I'm new to them.
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    Does indeed look like sunburn. Doritis are similar to Phalaenopsis in their light requirements and can not handle direct sun, especially in the hottest part of the day. Find a shaded location with bright, indirect light.
    Water the plant thoroughly and then do not water again until the plant is nearly dry, but keep the plant more hydrated while a bloom spike is developing. You may lose some of the leaves that were burned and you may have to cut parts of them off if they start to rot. I use a single edge razor blade. Dust the cut edges with powdered cinnamon or a fungicide. The damaged leaves will not recover, but, given proper care, the plant will produce healthy new leaves to take their place, and the plant will recover.

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    Just observe if no other activity on the damage leaves dont touch it keep the plant under 50% shade spray the water, adequate fertilizer the plant later will produce new leave.

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    Yes, sun damage. Lower light levels are advisable. The damaged leaves will never 'heal'. The plant will grow new leaves. I hope you update us with the bloom photos when this orchid blooms. Looks like it is well on its way!

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    Very good advice given by all. You probably know this, but be patient with the growth/healing process. As new healthy leaves develop, the plant will get rid of the damaged leaves one by one. It takes quite sometime usually, but one day will discover a 'like new' plant in your midst..........................AL

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