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Major Phal Orchid casualty from heater

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    Default Major Phal Orchid casualty from heater

    Use heater along with cool air humidifier in room. Didn't known they were too close to my favorite very healthy Phal. As you can see the leaves were greatly affected. Also, two of the three flower stalks were burnt off. The third one appears to be still growing. Is there something I should be doing to the leaves or just let, I guess the leaves to fall off? Any help would be greatly appreciated.Name:  IMG_0749.jpg
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    Oh no, that's too bad! Personally, I'd trim off the damaged part with sterilized scissors and maybe put cinnamon on the edge to keep fungus out. The green part of the leaf might continue for some time to support the plant, but you don't want disease getting in where the damage is. Just my opinion, others might have better ideas.

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    Hi,

    I would just check the roots and if it is no root damage I would not worry much. since it is a heat damage, I would leave the damaged leaf as is and allow the plant to age it and drop it by itself. if the looks are important then you can cut it and apply cinnamon. exercise care not to sprinkle cinnamon on the roots

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    I feel your pain, I had a similar incident. I placed my Vandas in the shower to over winter which makes it easy to water them as well. I turner the water on and went to the grocery store. Upon my return I noticed the water was on full hot!!!! I burned several of my leaves that now have some of my Vandas looking pretty ratty. They appear to have survived just not as green on some parts. Good luck with it.

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    Like others have said, damage is done. Let the plant heal itself. It looks otherwise very healthy. Performing surgery would add insult to injury.

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