Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Cold Damage

This is a discussion on Cold Damage within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well, I blew it! I left the window behind my Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    mtequine's Avatar
    mtequine is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Jenny
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts, paphs
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    947
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    2

    Default Cold Damage

    Well, I blew it! I left the window behind my Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' (which I paid too much for) and my (lc. Carl Bornshine x Blc. Liese Pigors) 'flare' x Blc. Memoria Grant Eichler 'Lenette' HCC/AOS open and of course cold damaged the heck out of both of these plants.

    The second was a raffle plant from the local OS meeting recently.
    This one has one remaining (mostly) undamaged p-bulb/leaf...and I think it needs to be tossed. Gur.

    The other...Has one great healthy looking p-bulb still, and it doesn't look like the new growth got zapped. Has two p-bulbs I took the leaves off of, they were completely done. One with two leaves that may/may not survive, and one with one leaf I took off and one that is so/so. Is it worth it to try and see if this thing survives? Or is one great looking p-pulb just not enough to sustain healthy growth and recovery?

    Thanks.


  2. #2
    clintdawley's Avatar
    clintdawley is offline Wrapped in metal..wrapped in ivy...
    Real Name
    Clint M. Dawley
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleya Alliance
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    2,743
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    You would be surprised. With warmer weather, I'm sure a few dormant eyes will be activated. Keep it for a couple of months and see what happens....


    Quote Originally Posted by mtequine View Post
    Well, I blew it! I left the window behind my Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Ching Hua' (which I paid too much for) and my (lc. Carl Bornshine x Blc. Liese Pigors) 'flare' x Blc. Memoria Grant Eichler 'Lenette' HCC/AOS open and of course cold damaged the heck out of both of these plants.

    The second was a raffle plant from the local OS meeting recently.
    This one has one remaining (mostly) undamaged p-bulb/leaf...and I think it needs to be tossed. Gur.

    The other...Has one great healthy looking p-bulb still, and it doesn't look like the new growth got zapped. Has two p-bulbs I took the leaves off of, they were completely done. One with two leaves that may/may not survive, and one with one leaf I took off and one that is so/so. Is it worth it to try and see if this thing survives? Or is one great looking p-pulb just not enough to sustain healthy growth and recovery?

    Thanks.


  3. #3
    Diane's Avatar
    Diane is offline Can't Re-Member
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catts and Paphs
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Surprise, AZ
    Posts
    6,250
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I agree with Clint, as usual. Give them some time. They can easily put out new eyes on the surviving pbulbs.

  4. #4
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is online now Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,002
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    They may yet surprise you. As said above, they sometimes put up new growth as the weather warms up and things wake up. At least I hope they will for you.

    Cheers,
    BD

Similar Threads

  1. Mystery Leaf Damage
    By sadie in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: July 20th, 2008, 09:52 PM
  2. Strange Leaf Damage
    By Phyrex in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: March 15th, 2008, 01:15 AM
  3. Mite Damage
    By Cinderella in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: December 16th, 2005, 10:39 AM
  4. Frost Damage
    By Tanya in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 8th, 2005, 09:04 PM
  5. cold damage?
    By kewpie in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 22nd, 2004, 06:16 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.