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Sick Orchid

This is a discussion on Sick Orchid within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Help! I got this off a sale table about 2 weeks ago and it seemed ...

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    Unhappy Sick Orchid

    Help! I got this off a sale table about 2 weeks ago and it seemed to be doing fine. Last night, I came home and the leaves were as shown in the photo. The only thing I've done different was feed it (diluted orchid food) 3 days ago. Did I over feed??? What am I doing wrong?

    Can anyone please help me save my baby??

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    Nanci, that looks like sunburn.... have the leaves had extra sun recently, or maybe water on the leaves while the sun was shining on it?

    I could of course be totally wrong, so we'd best wait for the others to get a second and third and 4th opinion...

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    I agree .. it might look rough for awhile but will start new growth from the base of the old canes .. nothing you did to it . Gin

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    Ive seen some of the Den biggibum/phaleonopsis (not sure which that is) hybrids drop leaves from over watering and temp. That does look like sunburn in the cane that has a fried leaf but the axil area is still green, the smaller cane looks like over watering/temperature fluctuations. Could go either way.

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