Can limp orchid leaves recover?
Wrinkled orchid leaves can usually recover as long as you catch the problem in time. Even when wrinkled, the leaves are hopefully still helping provide energy for the plant. Damaged leaves may not look appealing, but a plant with no leaves does not have a high chance of survival.
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.