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Suddenly Yellow leaves

This is a discussion on Suddenly Yellow leaves within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This morning I noticed that two of a previously green and healthy phal 's leaves ...

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    Unhappy Suddenly Yellow leaves

    This morning I noticed that two of a previously green and healthy phal's leaves had turned yellow. This had to have happened in the last 48 hours. I checked the roots- they are very healthy looking. Any ideas what th problem might be? I am having probelms with camera- but I will post pic soon. -Meg

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    If the leaves that turned yellow are at the bottom (ie the lowest leaves on the plant) then it may just be a normal "molting" that phals do. I ahven't ever had one lose both bottom leaves at once, but I suppose that is possible.

    If, on the other hand, it is not the bottom leaves, well then you may have a problem. Post a pic -- that might help.

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    Red face Check the crown

    Check the tight spaces where the leaves meet the crown of the plant--there could be the beginning of crown rot (You'll notice a growing black area).

    If there is no evidence of rot, then this is probably normal molting. Phals do that a LOT this time of year.

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