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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:29 pm 
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Hello everyone,

Last week I found an orchid on the street someone threw away (i guess because it wasn't flowering anymore). It was standing in the rain, so I brought it in. But now the leaves are turning brown and are really soft.. Does anyone know if and what I can do to make this orchid healthy again? :D

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Could it have got frozen? Might explain the soft leaves. Probably just put in a kitchen window, let it dry out a bit, and see if any firm green parts are left. If the main stem is soft and brown, probably not much hope for it.


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It was pretty cold outside when i found it, so yes, maybe it got frozen. There is a small green part on the main stem and there are still a lot of green roots. Should I repot it to stimulate regrowth?


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The poor plant was so lucky to have met you on his way... repot it, use hydrogen peroxide 3% on all the plant, even in the crown to make sure you get rid of any virus or rot make sure you dry leafs and crown properly after. You never know, it might still fight back in your good care and live a second life, might also give you keiki, so don't cut flower spike. Good luck :)


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