Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums

The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!

  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"

Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.

YES! I want to register an account for free right now!

Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Leaves cut above Pseudobulb?

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1

    Default Leaves cut above Pseudobulb?

    Hello! I am new to the Orchid Forum, but I am happily exploring many posts for photos, questions and answers, and learning a lot! Thankfully, many of my questions have been answered that way, but one remains:

    I bought an Oncidium about a month or two ago. Purchased on sale with beautiful blooms and an extensive aphid problem (which I hear that genus is particularly prone to), but both of those having come and gone. I'm curious why some of the leaves on old pseudobulbs have been cut? This is quite a large plant, and I successfully divided it after flowering. I'm wondering why the nursery would have cut those leaves off of old pseudobulbs... Thoughts?

  2. #2
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Member's Country Flag


    Sometimes leaves are cut just below a problem area to remove and stop the spread of damage. Likely this is the case. The nursery didn't want to send you a plant with spots or damage on the leaves, so they cut them just below (inside the healthy flesh) and used a seal to close the edges of the cut. Just a guess. Anyway, welcome!


Similar Threads

  1. Question Pseudobulb rot
    By sammywolffox in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 16th, 2013, 08:39 AM
  2. Old pseudobulb spiking?
    By Miller in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: June 25th, 2012, 03:20 PM
  3. What's wrong with pseudobulb?
    By Latifah731 in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 9th, 2010, 10:38 AM
  4. First pseudobulb
    By jeffrey6115 in forum Breeding & Hybridization
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: April 3rd, 2010, 06:21 PM
  5. Sick Pseudobulb?
    By Zoe in forum Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: October 10th, 2007, 02:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.