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Sharry baby needs your help

This is a discussion on Sharry baby needs your help within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I am a little worried about my Sharry Baby. I've posted pictures before and everyone ...

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    Default Sharry baby needs your help

    I am a little worried about my Sharry Baby. I've posted pictures before and everyone said that the yellow is okay and that it would need more moisture since the leaves were so pleated. I've given it more water and food but the younger pbulbs just sit there and haven't moved for the last couple of months. I'm about to pull it out of the pot to check the roots but I wanted to check with you first to make sure that pulling it out is the best option. If I wanted to repot it should I just put it back in S/H or move it to some other medium? I'm assuming the roots are nicely adjusted to S/H by now so moving it to a different medium would only hurt.
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    I'll be interested in seeing the replies from people who know much more than I do. That pleating of the leaves doesn't look good, and I'm thinking repot might be the way to go, but like I said, coming from me, it would only be a guess.

    Good luck. Hopefully, someone will come along quickly with a good answer.

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    I think it looks ok. Unless of course the pleating is new...then there's a problem. If it's old pleating...you're not going to get those leaves to plump up. Once the cells in the leaves collapse they stay that way. Check the roots if it will make you feel better, but I'd guess that they're ok. Be patient!

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    Check your roots. Sharry Baby really likes to dry out between waterings. If it was kept to wet for to long, the roots might have rotted and you're getting pleating due to the plant not being able to take in water.

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    The plant is growing in semi-hydro..no drying out necessary. Keep the resevoir in the bottom of the pot full at all times. You can water plants in semi-hydro daily if you'd like.

    Maybe humidity is an issue. New leads that start growing in the winter tend to crinkle and curl in the house because heating really does lower humidity significantly.

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    It doesn't hurt to pull it out to check roots first. I also learned that I need to water my oncidiums in S/H more often than my potted ones.

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