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What are "road maps" on leaves??

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    Question What are "road maps" on leaves??

    Hi
    I'm new to Orchids & this site. I have fallen in LOVE with these plants. But have decided to go with only one family now.........
    I have a question, I just received an orchid (one of three) that have (by touch) lines in them. They are mostly on old leaves & it does have new growth. I also notice I have one like that in my collection.
    Is this Road maps??? Or what is it?? What should I do?? What causes it?? Is there something called "road maps"??
    Thank you

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    In order to see what is going on, post a picture of the leaves with the "road maps". If you have a phalaenopsis, it may just be the plant is dehydrated abit. In any bug or problem situation, a picture will help with a diagnosis.

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    As long as those leaves are not squishy to the touch, all is fine. Check the roots if possible...sometimes I scrape some of the potting material away to look at them when necessary. Usually you just need to water maybe a day earlier to get them plumped back up and nice and solid feeling.

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