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Phalaenopsis--a strange way of shedding old leaves.

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis--a strange way of shedding old leaves. within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have one particular Phal plant that has an odd way of shedding old leaves--overnight ...

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    Default Phalaenopsis--a strange way of shedding old leaves.

    I have one particular Phal plant that has an odd way of shedding old leaves--overnight in a matter of hours the oldest leaf will collapse into a green slimy mass. It is not infectious and does not spread to other leaves. This only happens on occasion when the plant is ripe to shed the oldest leaf, and it is the only way this particular plant has shed leaves in my care. I've had the plant for nearly two years and it's done this three times so far. Pretty odd, huh. The plant looks to be in excellent health and blooms regularly.
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    Weird, miracle to your plant there must be something that trigger it could be weather and some chemical so interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Weird, miracle to your plant there must be something that trigger it could be weather and some chemical so interesting.
    Was thinking the same thing.

    cheers,
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    How odd. I haven't seen that in any of mine yet. Sounds strange...

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    Very odd indeed! Never heard of such a phenomenon before.

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