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coelogyne massangeana not happy, what did I do wrong?

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    Default coelogyne massangeana not happy, what did I do wrong?

    I checked my plants last night at light turn off time and all were happy just a few were in need of water which they have just got, all the plants looked healthy. This afternoon when I got home from the hospital this was not the case my Coelogyne massangeana had a very yellow and brown leaf. When I got the plant about 10 days - 2 weeks ago this leaf had been cut across and the very edge which was cut was browned slightly, it has done well since, any way back to the point the leaf was very yellow and browning had moved down the leaf. I cut the leaf off using a sterilised blade and dusted the top of the pseudobulb where I cut with cinnamon. The plant had slight web on the under side of one of the leaves yesterday so my husband sprayed it with an insecticide and it got left in the kitchen for the afternoon there were no signs of any infestations on it other than that one area of webbing on the underside of the leaf all the other leaves ok healthy to me and seem ok. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what has happened. It seems to have happened too fast to be normal leaf die off. All suggestions and ideas most welcome I have removed it from the other orchids and it is currently in disgrace in the kitchen! I appologise in advance for the quality of my photos I am very unsteady today.
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    From the look of the plant, I am guessing that it was just normal. The leaf probably had some fertilizer burn, when you got it and the vendor cut the end of the leaf tip off to make the plant look good to sell. Of course there will be other opinions too, but if you have sprayed and isolated the plant, you have done what you need to do. If it continues to show signs of stress, it is time to repot and see what is going on with the roots. JMHO.

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    I repotted it when I got it into bark as it came bare root from somewhere in spain and the roots were ok dry but ok. I hope this is just normal loss as this poor plant was not happy when I got it it was rather dehydrated but I thought it was doing ok. thank you for your fast reply I appreciate it.

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    Carrie don't worry I agree with Bruce this phenomenon is normal , looked at the entire plants and pseudobulb they are all very fresh, actually is a good sign for you cause the plant is adapted right now with the new environment. Probably the new roots going to emerge from the new pbulb. Good luck.

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    Thank you Zainal thats great news I was so worried when I saw it today, ahhh these things are like our babies, any sign of sickness and we fret! Hopefully it will do well for me now.

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