Orchid Leaves Turning Brown?

February 10, 2017

Orchid Leaves Turning Brown - orchid in potIs my orchid lost? I recently brought it to my house from my mom's. It now has more light and the right amount of water, but the leaves are all turning brown except the green one on top that came in the last 3 months. That leaf is still firm and standing up nice. What can I do or is a lost cause?



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February 11, 20170 found this helpful
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Your remaining leaf looks very healthy so you may not lose your plant.
Orchids do not like a lot of different changes at one time and the right amount of light and water are crucial to their growth. It looks like you used "soil" for orchids but if not - that is a must. The next thing is the pot HAS to have excellent drainage holes or your plant will usually die as they do not like any "standing" water.
Light and air flow have to be according to their needs and this site can give you a lot of information: I believe all Orchids are beautiful! Don't give up yet!

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

You could have a fungus or bacterial infection. Remove the infected parts and repot in well-drained soil.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

Since you have repotted it already, make sure you are using the right kind of soil. Try keeping it in a spot where you don't have to move it.


The leaves look healthy. I would give it another try.

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February 13, 20170 found this helpful

I had one for yrs and I just cut off the brown leaves and it was ok

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