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Old 04-16-2019, 09:41 AM
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Well about the cat - I would not either normally, but my mother in-law was visiting that day as well, so this is a tough call :-D
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:59 PM
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Reporting back on Cym Ladye's advice...

I eased apart the leaves, and it turns out the outermost leaf was somehow enveloped in the second to outermost one (is this normal!?). After the freeing the outermost one the second to outermost fell off (it was not attached anymore for a long time it seems like). I now have attached looser wiring to the freed leaf and the bundle.

The good finding is that the leaves seem to have gained back some of their structural soundness as they remain upright without support! Also some of the harmonica has gone away.

Will keep you updated how things go... I now.plan to monitor the leaves' growth and not restrict it as I did.

Thank you again for all your help!

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Old 04-16-2019, 03:01 PM
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:40 PM
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This was definitely not the fault of the cat! Looks as if it is on the road to recovery. Most problems have common sense answers if you just look at them carefully and work them out.
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I'm with Ray, most problems are due to me being
clumsy. That is a beautiful cat, is it a Russian Blue?
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Old 06-20-2019, 02:53 PM
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Hello Dollythehun - thank you, yes it is! although I am affraid what he got in beauty he did not get in smarts :-)

Hello all,

I wanted to update you on how the leaves are doing.

Overall I am very happy with the recovery they have made - the leaves have continued to grow, and don't look to be falling off any time soon:-) There are 2 issues that you would not find on normal leaves: 1/ the harmonica did not fully straighten out 2/ after being exposed to brighter sun 2 of the leaves have browned in 1 segment of the leaf (see pictures), although this seems to be improving as time goes.

I am still keeping the support, but I don't really think it is needed...

Thank you for your help with this!

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Old 06-20-2019, 03:17 PM
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The pleats in the leaves won't go away, but the leaf appears to be growing nicely now. The brown leaf looks a little "toasted" - Cyms tolerate, and need, a lot of light but abrupt change can do this. (When increasing light on any orchid, try to do it gradually, a little at a time over several weeks) No worries, though, Cyms are really tough. and the light green color of the leaves indicates that they're getting the light that they need to give you flowers.
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