Sun-burned orchids!

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Posted by randi on August 03, 2003 at 19:43:55:

Hi- I recently moved my collection of dendrobiums, cattleyas, and oncidiums outside in a makeshift greenhouse. It is a pretty poor set-up, and due to environmental conditions out of my control, many of the plants got a really bad sun beating one day. The damage ranges from small areas of blackened leaves to some plants having entirely black leaves.
This 'incident' just happened and I watered them and transported them back inside. What should I do? Are they salvagable? Should I cut off the black areas/leaves. When can I expose them back to indirect sunlight? I plan to grow them inside again.
Your advice is much appreciated......Lots of love and hard work has gone into keeping these plants in tip-top condition, I'd hate for this to be the end to them!

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