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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:42 pm 
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I have a phalaenopsis that was looking very healthy until recently. It's suddenly developed translucent leaves that drip. It's not the usual sticky droplets that you'd normally get as these are large regular droplets. It started on one of the top leaves and spread fairly rapidly (about 4 days) across to the opposing leaf. I'm guessing it's some form of bacterial infection but haven't been able to find similar examples on the web. I've isolated it away from my other orchids, in a cool room with good air circulation, in order to prevent spread to my other orchids. Does any one know what it might be or whether I can save it? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:34 pm 
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Beats me --- but then I am not very good with Phals.If it was mine I would give it some Epsom Salts providing the roots are OK.
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is it too cold ??


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Cold or heat would be my guess based on the pics and the speed you say it occurred. Either direct sun hitting the leaves or too near a window as the temperature dropped at night.

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Thanks for all the replies. Since it hasn't changed its position in months the only thing I can think of is the heat coming on, but I wouldn't have thought that would have been significant enough as there are 3 other orchids in the same position and they're all fine. I will keep an eye on it and hopefully it will recover.


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When I said 'heat' I was referring to strong sun rather than the heating clicking on. :lol: The speed with which you say this occurred is typical of freezing near a window or sunburn in the same position, causing the plant cells to rupture and die.

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