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Yellow bumps on the leaf of my Phalaenopsis

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    Default Yellow bumps on the leaf of my Phalaenopsis


    Yesterday I purchased a nice little phalaenopsis . In the shop it looked healthy, but later, upon closer investigation I found that it has a really, really bad looking leaf at the bottom, full with yellowish bumps on the top side of the leaf. It also has some very small, limp, yellow leaves underneath.
    I hope it is not some viral infection, because I have another very nice pink phalaenopsis in the house... Now I put the new one in another room, far away from the pink orchid, but I would like to figure out what to do with it.
    I attached a photo of it.

    I am searching the internet, but can not seem to find anything similar. Does anyone have an idea what this might be? What would you do with it? Do you think I should carefully cut the bumpy leaves off?

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions.
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    Your plant looks like it is sitting in an awfully bright area for a phalaenopsis. This could be sunburn...or it could be some sort of infection. As long as it's only one or two bottom leaves it should be okay. If it starts spreading, take it back and have them exchange it for a healthier plant. Phals don't like direct sunlight unless it's the first of the morning. If they are kept close to a window, placinging a sheer curtain between them and the sun will help prevent burnt leaves.

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    I've gotten some phals where that happens too. I have no idea what causes it, but I suspect it is something that happens to them in transport from the nursery where they originate. My reason for this is I get my Phals shipped to me directly from a Taiwanese importer. He takes them out of the box he gets them in from Taiwan and puts them directly in a box to ship to me. They are still in the original wrapping.

    Every once in a while I get one exactly like yours.

    Anyway, if it is the same thing, it doesn't spread. The new leaves should be fine. The leaves that are already damaged will not get better.

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    I have had Catts that have done the same thing and I suspect that it has something to do with stress. Just see what it does...a lot of orchid problems sort themselves out by resting the plant. I'll bet the new growth looks fine. Good luck, Remo

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    Dont worry that is a small matter what we need to do now to feed this pant and wait , subsequent leaf will look better, nothing much that we can do.

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