I was repotting my dendrobium and accidentally snapped off the 3 new leaves that had grown in on a short stem over the summer!!! It's my first orchid and I was kind of devastated. Will the stem produce new leaves later on?
Nothing to worry about, the plant is and will be fine. In the grand scheme of things that can go wrong, knocking off a few leaves here and there really isn't a big deal. If it's a new cane that's still developing, then it will make new leaves. If it's an old growth, it won't replace THOSE leaves, but eventually new canes will develop...not as a result, but the plant will continue to grow and develop just fine.
No need to be devastated :)
Thanks for the good news! That's a relief :)