Healthy Looking Vanda Had Black Leaf That Fell Off When Jostled

Question From: P├ętange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Q: My Vanda looks very healthy but the new leaf came through very black when I moved it to look at it it fell off the plant will my Vanda die off from the top, what can I do to save my Vanda ?

A:
Your Vanda Orchid is suffering from black root rot. Cut the stem back to half an inch below the infected material. Cover the incision with a paste of Elmer's glue mixed with Cinnamon from your spice can. Do not allow water to touch the area or other leaves. Hopefully this will keep the disease from spreading. Do not over water. Good Luck Nancy and Happy Yardening