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Old 07-09-2018, 09:37 PM
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I received the Chysis limminghei in a shipment of two plants. The other plant, miniture Phal, was fine, moist medium and healthy but the Chysis limminghei was totally wilted and the medium totally dry. The plant consists of an old bulb with two leaves and new growth with several long leaves.
I immediately gave it water and have misted it several times this afternoon. It looks a bit better now but the leaves are quite wrinkled and the two leaves on the old bulb are damaged (torn) where they emerge from the bulb.
I plan on misting the plant several times tomorrow but was wondering if there anything else to do right now besides crossing fingers? Keep it out of filtered light for now? Cut off the damaged leaves from the old bulb, or give them a chance?
Was quite surprised on how thin the leaves are on this plant even though I had read up on it and it's care.
I did contact the seller and told him about the condition I received the plant in.
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Don't cut anything unless you know what is going on with the orchid.

It is best to post a pic of the orchid in question.

This is a "thin" leafed orchid. It does not have succulent leaves like Phalaenopsis or Cattleya.

It also goes deciduous starting mid-fall.
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:08 PM
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Don't cut anything unless you know what is going on with the orchid.

It is best to post a pic of the orchid in question.

This is a "thin" leafed orchid. It does not have succulent leaves like Phalaenopsis or Cattleya.

It also goes deciduous starting mid-fall.
Thanks for the info King,
Will post pic tomorrow after charging the batteries for my camera.
The plant continues to slowly improve but still looking a bit grim.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:58 AM
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Added pictures from this morning. Plant looks a tiny bit better from last night and 100% better from when it arrived yesterday around noon.
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I'm no help and having never seen Chysis except online, I'm hoping to try it someday and look forward to reading your posts. Flowers are stunning.
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I believe this looks like a very healthy plant. Chysis species tend to drop leaves on previous growths when the new growth matures. Bulbs being somewhat wrinkled aren't an issue for the plant, but routine waterings can help plump up.
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I have been growing a Chysis limminghei for several years, based on your pictures your plant looks very healthy to me. The leaves on your plant look the same as the leaves on my plant, they tend to be 'floppy with waves'. As others have stated these plants are deciduous.

Much luck and success growing your new plant!
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I have been growing a Chysis limminghei for several years, based on your pictures your plant looks very healthy to me. The leaves on your plant look the same as the leaves on my plant, they tend to be 'floppy with waves'. As others have stated these plants are deciduous.

Much luck and success growing your new plant!
Thanks much for the comparison, I feel better now. However when I unpacked the plant it was all dried out and the medium was totally dry, the plant then was very wilted. The watering and misting I did, did bring it back around but the way I looked at it, it still had a problem. I guess it didn't and that is VERY good to know.
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Thanks much for the comparison, I feel better now. However when I unpacked the plant it was all dried out and the medium was totally dry, the plant then was very wilted. The watering and misting I did, did bring it back around but the way I looked at it, it still had a problem. I guess it didn't and that is VERY good to know.
It's definitely a learning process. I have been growing for over ten years and sometimes I still get a plant that amazes me because the leaves or roots aren't what I had expected them to look like. Pictures and actually seeing a plant in person are very different things.

A lot of growers will let plants dry out before they send them, so that they don't rot during transport. Plus, with the heat this summer, I'm sure shipping hasn't been the easiest for growers.
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