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orchid Sunburn treatment

This is a discussion on orchid Sunburn treatment within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm pretty sure my Epc.'s have sunburn. I put a sheer curtain up to diffuse ...

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    Default orchid Sunburn treatment

    I'm pretty sure my Epc.'s have sunburn. I put a sheer curtain up to diffuse the light. Other than that is there anything else I need to do for treatment? Maybe spray some physan just in case?

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    Sunburn can only be prevented by sheers, etc. Once your plant has the burned leaf, until it grows off you are stuck with it. Sorry...we all have a few with this. It happens...

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    Darn. I was finally for the first time making good progress with my orchids and so it seems fitting something was bound to go wrong. Always learning...

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    The sun is hotter in the summer, I am forever moving my plants to adjust for it.

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    A little bit of sunburn, while a triffle unsightly, will not devastate your plant

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    Hang in there. Unless the sunburn is severe, your plant will be fine and continue to grow.

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    I think the only devastation that occured was to my ego. Waiting for the day I will post blooms and not problems

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    SPF 60....havent tried it yet, but it works well on me!

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    spf 60 haha! Sunburn is just sad to see but not deadly. Just watch it for signs of bacterial invasion and keep it dry. Four years ago a lovely green and purple catt was left in the sun two days after I got her (in bud too), and then stayed out overnight on a picnic table in a campground. I know, VERY careless of me. Not only did she burn but something ate all the buds and munched several of the leaves (deer? squirrels? bears? bigfoot??). Bless her blooming little heart she bloomed twice more that year and has given me spikes every year. And yes, she still has the burned spots on the leaves! So take heart, your epi will live. Good luck!

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    If the damage from sunburn grows in size or changes color would that mean there is a problem with bacteria or fungus?

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