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Phal new leaves growing in thin and floppy...

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    Default Phal new leaves growing in thin and floppy...

    I couldn't seem to find any other posts about this happening... The new leaves growing in on my two phalaenopsis orchids are thin, long and floppy instead of shorter, broad and firm like they should be. One of them seems to be ok otherwise as it recently has put out buds (first two pictures) but the other one (last picture) is pretty sad looking. It got sunburned a while back as well and is still recovering. Is this a sunlight issue? I'm pretty perplexed, any advice is greatly appreciated!
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    leaves become long when they look for light. sunburn on other leaf.

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    This orchid needs more humidity and more light. I suggest moving it to a window area with filtered sunlight, not direct sun. Try also putting it on a pebble tray to increase humidity around the plant.

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    I also wonder about the health of the roots. The leaves look a little dehydrated.

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    When I first looked at it I was thinking dehydration myself...

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    Thanks guys!

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