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

Broken phal leaf

This is a discussion on Broken phal leaf within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok so ever since we got the phal I have been treated it as my ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    antkingjr is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Default Broken phal leaf

    Ok so ever since we got the phal I have been treated it as my own child. Trying to protect it from everything but that's impossible as I live with two kids and two cats who just love to eat plants and I the other day I found it knocked over and the leaf snapped at the base it's still attached but barely and if it makes a difference it's the top leaf so what should I do
    Posted via Mobile Device

  2. #2
    panam's Avatar
    panam is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    What isn't?!
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Yuma, AZ: The little corner where Arizona, California and Mexico meet.
    Member's Country Flag


    Don't count on the leaf surviving, but don't write off the plant. Just make sure you keep the plant healthy. I've heard of people sprinkling cinnamon on cuts in plants to ward off fungal infections. Let us know how it does!

  3. #3
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Member's Country Flag


    Remove the damaged leaf and seal the cut. Take care of the plant and it will eventually grow new leaves.

    B D

  4. #4
    sand_tiger86's Avatar
    sand_tiger86 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas and Catts
    Join Date
    Jul 2007


    Like Bruce said, just remove the broken segment of the leaf. Spray it with some antifungal (you can buy all kinds from just about any store for plants) and cover the cut with cinnamon to seal it up. It's worked every single time for me. The plant will move on, and new leaves will grow out and cover the ugly one eventually. I've actually only used cinnamon to seal a cut leaves several times without even bothering with an antifungal and it's always worked out, but just to be on the safe side I would spray antifungal on it to make sure there is no chance of infection.

Similar Threads

  1. Phal with broken-through segement along main vein of leaf
    By Velamen in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: February 13th, 2012, 06:14 PM
  2. New leaf on phal
    By jasolano in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: August 19th, 2011, 04:19 PM
  3. Another Phal yellow leaf on phal question
    By nicki in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 8th, 2009, 02:46 PM
  4. I need help with my new phal and broken spike
    By joane_kristel in forum Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
  5. Lost new leaf at tip of Phal
    By NinaM in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: May 30th, 2009, 12:31 AM

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.