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Pleated leaves at crown

This is a discussion on Pleated leaves at crown within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently acquired a Renanthera storiei and I noticed some weird growth at the crown, ...

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    Default Pleated leaves at crown

    I recently acquired a Renanthera storiei and I noticed some weird growth at the crown, I decided to wait a few weeks to see if my growing conditions would sort it out. But today when I was checking up on it I noticed no change, so I pulled off what I thought was the leaf causing all the problems only to find that two more leaves underneath were crinkled as well. I want to save this plant but it has been my experience that when this happens they die quickly if this isn't resolved. Any advice on how to save this plant would be greatly appreciated!
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    Let them grow out and see what happens. I have one orchid (Bollea equidorense) that "releases" all its leaves crinkled, but they smooth out and look just fine later.

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    I think it will be fine. The growth just got caught inside the outer covering and couldn't break out. I've had that happen with leaves and with flower spikes. Hybrid orchids, just like hybrid animals, can have some small flaws. I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I have seen this before and it is common when orchids are grown indoor in low humidity.
    If you can give the orchid higher humidity it will be fine!

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    It lives outside until it gets too cold then into the greenhouse. Southeast Georgia has a relative humidity of around 80% in the morning and 50% in the afternoon.

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    Ok, then it probably something else than low humidity in your case.
    I though say that this "miss" growth is a common problem in dry apartments.
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