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What's wrong with my orchid petals :(

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    Oliviapetal is offline Junior Member
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    Default What's wrong with my orchid petals :(

    Hi all
    I'm new to this forum and found my way here because I just bought a white phalaenopsis orchid . I repotted it as the first pot had no drains and added some orchid mix from the local garden store. I just noticed today that a few of the petals are wilting or thinning away (maybe being eaten but I don't know what by?). What should I do? Thanks

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    Zainal Abidin Bin Othman
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    Few possibility:
    1. Frictions during transport relatively quite common not to worry.
    2.Could be due to fungal/bacterial infection just need to observe if they progress or another healthy petals being infected do not delay to spray fungicide and keep it dry or cut the infected petal.

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    Its mechanical damage. As stated earlier it may be due to transport, rubbing on the cane, bringing it home etc.
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    Ron-NY is offline rothaholic
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    does look like mechanical damage as noted above

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    That's a lovely phal! Pity about the damage, but it should be beautiful from here on out.

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