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Is this to much sun?

This is a discussion on Is this to much sun? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, new to fourm and to this orchid. My friend thought it would be a ...

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    Default Is this to much sun?

    Hello, new to fourm and to this orchid. My friend thought it would be a good idea to buy an orchid for my birthday without asking me what to get. Here is the problem...I am very new, i have some Moth and Cymbiniums, and one Bak. "Swamp Buggy". The tag with the plant says "Epi. Falcata", i have it close to a south window, could this be bad "sun burn". The plant was not the best looking when I fist got it, but it has gone down hill since. I feel bad about this...I am doing the best I can with my little experiance. Here is a picture when I first got it, and present one month later. I live in Calif. just north of San Francisco, Marin County...
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    I'm no expert on this species, but it looks to me like the one dead leaf and the one dying (end split) leaf were already in trouble when you got the plant. There was probably nothing you could have done to save them at that point. The rest of the plant looks good. Given your area (I used to live in Walnut Creek, my folks live in Sonoma), I would say you have it in the right location.

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    The rest of the plant does look good...

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    and welcome to the forum.
    So that you may have a read about your plant here is a link.You will also note that the plant has had a name change.

    http://www.orchidspecies.com/coilfalcatum.htm

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    ......and......... I am from Sonoma Co. before moving . Gin

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    Someone new to talk to! Welcome!

    Oh! Yes! The orchid looks good. Keep up the good work and don't forget to let your orchids know how much you appreciate them with many fine compliments.

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    Hi and welcome to the forum!

    How long have you had the plant? It's mounted bare root. That means there's very little to hold moisture near them between waterings. This type of mounting is difficult to grow indoors, because the air simply doesn't have the ambient humidity those bare roots are going to want. I'd suggest wrapping some sphagnum moss around the roots, and then then water when the moss gets dry.

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