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Young phrag w/ water damage

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    I screwed up! Somehow my young Phrag Barbara LeAnn got water near or inside the crown and tonight I noticed I have brown spots near/inside the crown!!!

    Oh, please tell me I can fix this and it isn't too far gone? .... it DOES have a new growth just starting off one side of the plant but it's only about 1/2 " long and there's a spot on the leaf VERY close to it.... is there something I can put on these spots to dry them out and possibly save the plant???
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    Hi ,
    Have had the same thing , You can try straight peroxcide on the spots then coat with cinnamon to try and dry them up .Blot when peroxcide is done fizzing .
    The other option is to take an exacto knife and section the spots out and then use the cinnamon on the cut edges to dry them . If the spot gets too close I would remove it for sure or rot will get the new growth . Sorry know how you feel . Gin

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    Thanks, Gin. I was hoping that might work, so I'm treating with peroxide... (no bubbles - that's weird) and then cinnamon. I think I'll move it up a shelf (same distance from the window) where the fan has a little better access, just to help dry it up... So far, the only black spot is that one at the base, next to the new growth.... there's a nub of new growth on the other side, too... I'm definitely keeping a watch on this poor thing...

    I'm pretty sure the water was from the plants above it... I either spilled water when refilling a humidity tray (then we've had cloudy/stormy, super humid days recently), or misting a phal's drying aerial root. (Why do they make aerial roots when there's not enough moisture to keep them? Dingy phal!)

    ... Sorry.... a little stressed. Thanks for the support.

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    Quick update: it looks like the majority of the damage is on just one leaf with a fair amount also on that baby leaf, too (but not as bad). I'm hoping I caught it in time and maybe will only lose one or two.... obviously, it probably will stop this growth, but... more power to the newbies.....

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    It should be fine, just watch it close .
    About the new phal. leaf if the rot does not spread into the crown the leaf will continue to grow will just have battle scars . I think I would pour a little peroxcide in the crown just in case . Be sure to wick it out peroxcide reverts back to water once it is done working . Good Luck with them . Gin

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