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Grandma leaves??

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    Does anyone know what causes these grandma skin leaves? I'm not sure since several of the new catts have leaves such as the one in the picture. It's usually 1 or 2 ot the leaves on the plant but I'm still a little worried..
    Thanks again for all the help.
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    Grandma skin?? I resemble that remark!

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    I definately didn't want to go there.... (I think)
    It's just that they're not really pleated just shrivelled/wrinkled.
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    Yeah really what is with the Grandma skin? Looks more like sun worshiper skin to me. I know lots of grandmas that look way better than that,LOL
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    HEY!!!!!!! Wait just a *&%*# minute. Grandma skin???????????? Watch what you say.

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    This is just a guess and I could be totally wrong but it looks like the plant may not be getting enough moisture either through low humidity or from the root system. Therefore it starts to pull nutrients from the leaves and they start to shrivel. Or it could be just that the leaf is old and the plant is scavenging it before it dumps it.
    Check the roots to make sure they are ok, that way you will know if you are under/over watering. If the roots and watering are ok, try raising the humidity level.

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    Richard, you do realize the trouble you may be in with grandmothers the world over now, don't you? LOL

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    Shame on you Richard!!!!!!

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    check the roots of the plants...

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    It does look like the roots are a little on the mushy side. Can I just let them recover by delaying the watering cycle a bit? I figured they needed more water because they were shrivelled.... (which of course is nothing like granny skin).

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