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shriveled leaves on Catt

This is a discussion on shriveled leaves on Catt within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I searched on "shriveled leaves" & found den & phal stuff.... this is for a ...

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    I searched on "shriveled leaves" & found den & phal stuff.... this is for a catt
    Mind you, these last few months my orchids have been neglected because of moving & home improvement....
    I have a catt that has a new healthy growth , see it behind shriveled bulbs? But the older leaves are shriveled. What I need to know is... can I help them in any way to get "plumped up"?
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    Hi , Looks like to much sun /heat if the roots are good .
    I would shade it , the old leaves probably won't plump back up but might slow down the yellowing process and give the new growth time to become useful roots ect .. Gin

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    Hi there,

    Has this catt been exposed to a much warmer environment that it was accustomed to?
    This sometimes happens to catts that we acquire from milder climates like San Diego. Once I move them to my growing area which is a warmer climate, some of the leaves (specially much older leaves) would shrivel up like that and eventually fall off.
    The new leads that develop after the relocation appear to be unaffected though.

    My theory is that the new leads are "programmed" to handle the new environment, while the older leaves are no longer able to adapt and the plant chooses to discard them.

    For me, no amount of shading, watering and misting seem to save the leaves. When they decide to go, they will go.

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    Hey Val, those leaves are not going to plump back up, but you can still help the plant. It needs less light and a more humid environment. Try putting it in between a couple of other orchids with lots of growth (this will increase its humidity) and it should give it a bit of shade from bright light. Like Gin and John have said, the plant needs to adapt to its new growing environment.

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    Thanks for the advice
    I think it was the neglect, the move out here where humidity is less & heat is more, plus I have it hanging above other plants, so I'll put back on the middle shelf where it can get more humidity from the other plants.
    Thanks ya'll

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