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Very strange leaves deformation and in new coming flowerbuttons

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Andy kravanja, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Andy kravanja

    Andy kravanja New Member

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    20181229_015108.jpg 20181229_015122.jpg 20181229_015108.jpg 20181229_015122.jpg 20181229_015108.jpg 20181229_015122.jpg 20181229_015114.jpg Dear,

    Since some time I am seeing weird deformations in the new growing leaves of my orchids. First it was one. Now more seen effected. It looks like a sickness. Handicapgrowth almost wich also effects new growing flowers. See pictures. I hope somebody can tell me what it is bcuzz I don't know what to do.
     

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    Looks like mechanical damage to me. Possibly molluscs, perhaps just rough handling - dropped on it's head, or something landed on the emerging leaf.
     
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    Hi, I was wondering if you ever found out what was wrong with your orchid... I have one that is doing the same and I can not find any information on the internet as of what it could be. Thanks!
     
  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    What you see is the physiological response of the plant to mechanical damage. The fact that some of the damage forms lines that almost perfectly line up with the growth line of the leaf point to something that damaged the tenderest exposed part of the growing leaf. My guess is mechanical damage plus low humidity.
     
  5. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    I agree. That looks like mechanical damage. Unfortunately what is done is done. New leaves should have emerged in perfect condition.