The Q&A Archives: white spot on green leaves

Question: My orchid has developed a large white spot, brown edge on the orchid leaves. Could too much sunlight cause this. It was left out but just for a short time.

Answer: Sunscald is a real possibility if your orchid is normally in a shady place and it got direct sunshine. As long as there is still some green on the leaf I would leave it alone. It's still manufacturing food for the roots of your plant. When it turns completely yellow or brown you can prune it off the plant.

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