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Wrinkle on new p.bulb leaves

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    I'm not sure why this season a lot of new p.bulb has these wrinkles on NEW leaves. My friend said its from insect damage but i can't spot anything. Anyone else has idea what is causing this? It looks bad even if it's not doing damage. This orchid is a Miltonia

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    This is a sign of under-watering. The wrinkle leaves will not be back to normal. But, you can avoid having this issue again by watering adequately from now on. Keep the humidity high too.

    Miltonia needs to keep moist but not soggy.

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cucubirds View Post
    This is a sign of under-watering. The wrinkle leaves will not be back to normal. But, you can avoid having this issue again by watering adequately from now on. Keep the humidity high too.

    Miltonia needs to keep moist but not soggy.

    Hope this helps.
    Must agree , humidity to low or under watering or a combination.Never seemed to effect the plants but is unsightly.

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    i am learning to avoid that by using some mossy mix instead of plain bark for oncidium types. before i switches, several grew that way.

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    Same experience but although it does not look very pretty it does not seem to hurt the plant too bad. My Miltonias occasionally have the wrinkled leaves but flower very well

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