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Oncidium leaf pleating

This is a discussion on Oncidium leaf pleating within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I know that when an oncidium's new growth is pleated it means that the plant ...

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    Question Oncidium leaf pleating

    I know that when an oncidium's new growth is pleated it means that the plant has not been getting enough water. My question is, does that only occur if the plant has been underwatered, or would it also occur if the plant has been overwatered and acquired root rot?

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    You are right on both accounts. Either root rot or underwatering can cause this. Even low humidity can cause this.

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    Thank you for the reply, and so quickly too! Hmm... I hadn't even considered that low humidity might be the cause...

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    and dont forget that some plants just love to do any way

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    I agree with all the above. Usually it is a water issue though.

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    Thanks guys!

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