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Cold Damaged

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    Darn it....got my shipment of sweet mini-catts today that were trucked across country and they are all cold damaged. *sigh* The vendor is being great, will replace all the plants, and is mad that they took a route that didn't stay within the above freezing temps he checked on. LOL

    There are two (back right of "group" photo) that have leaves that aren't dull, brown/tan and mushy. Any thoughts? Should I try to save them? Are the others, with all leaves brown and mushy/wrinkly toast? Compost heap material?

    Thanks....
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    Jenny I would not dump them ,might have to in the end but wait and see what they do . If they start new growth or not. I would remove any definate mushy , gooy stuff .. sorry about the problem Gin

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    Try to save them. There are some that don't appear to be that damaged.

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    What a bummer! And you were so excited to get them. Maybe some of the damaged ones will slowly come out of it. At least the vendor is doing the right thing; I have had them shrug and act like it's my problem now--so that's great.

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    Yes, by all means try to recover the least damaged! Thank goodness for a quality vendor too. Good luck.

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    Thanks everyone....yes, a true bummer...but at least the vendor is being awesome.

    I did some "pruning" last night and I think one will for SURE make it, maybe two and is miracles occur, three...so, not bad in the grand scheme of things considering I have replacements for all coming.

    Will keep you posted.

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    Hi Jenny,

    Been there, had that happen! It is a big bummer. We get soooo excited with the arrivals, and sick plants are horrible to unwrap.

    If the vendor's replacing them, do what I did - gift the plants to folks who don't mind giving a little TLC to some wounded pups so to speak. You won't need two of everything, and it spreads the joy.

    The Paph Henrietta Fujiwara I bought from Louis and Bruce arrived a Paphcicle. The mail had taken an extra day and the plant froze. It lost an entire new growth, but not all of them. They graciously replaced it, and I gave the ailing plant to a friend. This was two years ago. She had a wonderful blooming this winter, as I enjoy the healthy replacement.

    McJulie

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    Wouldn't you know that the day after I "pruned" all those plants hoping to salvage a few of them...that UPS called and wanted all the plants and the original box for "inspection"? *sigh*

    Who knows if I'll get them back, I suspect they'll just trash them. Darn it....was looking forward to saving a couple and really liked Julie's idea of sharing!

    Ah well.

    It will probably be July before the vendor decides it's warm enough again to ship across country! LOL

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    Oh that is too bad. I hate to hear about frozen plants. That was one of the ten thousand worries we had when we were selling plants. Hope your new plants arrive safe and SOON!

    Cheers,
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