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puffy areas on my phal leaf

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    Could someone tell me what these areas on the underside of one of my phal leaves are, please? When I touch them, they feel puffy and hollow.....not mushy at all.

    I would appreciate your help.
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    That looks to me like a fungal or bacterial disease. Some bacteria produce gas in their developement, so maybe that's why those areas are puffy. I would cut the leaf off and seal the cut with some cinnamon.

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    Thanks for your reply!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabi_borza View Post
    That looks to me like a fungal or bacterial disease. Some bacteria produce gas in their developement, so maybe that's why those areas are puffy. I would cut the leaf off and seal the cut with some cinnamon.

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    Looks like spidermite damage. There is a species over here that causes the reverse of the other spidermite species, the reverse being raised bumps, not indentations in the leaves.

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    Vicki - we're all interested in what happens. Please keep us informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    Looks like spidermite damage. There is a species over here that causes the reverse of the other spidermite species, the reverse being raised bumps, not indentations in the leaves.
    Oh i just read the top...i really need to start doing that!

    I concur with Gabi, it sounds bacterial to me.

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    Thanks for your reply, Jordan. I'll do as you and Gabi advised and cut the leaf off in the morn. Oh, and I won't forget the cinnamon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    Oh i just read the top...i really need to start doing that!

    I concur with Gabi, it sounds bacterial to me.

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    Hi Patty,
    I plan to cut the leaf off tomorrow morn. The blisters were a first for me, so I was clueless.
    Thanks for your concern,
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    Vicki - we're all interested in what happens. Please keep us informed.

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