Why are the leaves on my orchid limp?
If your orchid’s leaves are leathery and limp there is a watering problem. Interestingly, fixing limp orchid leaves begins by examining the orchid’s roots and then by learning how to correctly water. Both over- and under-watering result in dehydration. And, a dehydrated orchid has limp leaves.
Should I cut off limp orchid leaves?
Overall, trimming orchid leaves is not necessary for proper growth. Any cuts in the plant are open to infection and, therefore, should be avoided. However, if your orchid has been infected by fungal or bacterial diseases, trimming off affected leaves may help to save the plant.
What do overwatered orchids look like?
Overwatered orchids will have leaves that look limp or sometimes leathery depending on the species. The existing leaves may begin turning yellow, and new leaves may look pleated. Usually a change in the leaves is the most visible warning sign that orchids give.