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Phalaeonopsis Amboinesis Problems

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    Default Phalaeonopsis Amboinesis Problems

    Hello

    My name is Sara and i want to ask for the help of this forum.

    I received last week two Phalaeonopsis amboinesis for my birthday from my brother.

    One of the leaves of the Phal was in this condition:





    I was afraid it was some kind of fungus so i've cut half of the leave, do you think i did the right think?
    Also what kind of disease is this?

    This phal had also a wrinkled leaf that shows some kind of cuts?
    Should i be worry?




    The other problem with the other phal (that arrived with yellow leaves and was potted in sphagnum) are the roots.
    I had to repot the plant beacause the sphagnum was always wet and the leaves were still yellow, so i temporary potted the phal with clay pebbles, i noticed one day after that the roots were starting to turn brown:



    What do you think it could be?

    Thank You.

    ---------- Post added at 06:31 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:04 PM ----------

    sorry for the misspellings i wanted to edit but i cant

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    Hi Sara. You have very good phalaenopsis there. Those look like sunburn and I wouldn't worry if I were you. The roots look very healthy from the picture.

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    i think that looks like sunburn also. good luck with these, i bought a seedling a while back and it has hardly grown at all. seems to be the slowest one i have.

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    Yes, sunburn. Welcome to Orchidtalk!

    cheers,
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    Thank you all for the answers.

    Are you all sure that the second image shows a sun burn effect? Because the plant is in a bathroom, no contact with the sun, the roots only started to turn brown after the repot, here it is a picture before the repot:


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    As everyone else said, the leaf you cut shows sunburn. I got that when the leaf touched the windowpane. It took a bunch of days from the actual damage occurred till it showed symptoms, it is a limited damage usually and I couldn't be bothered to remove it. The leaf is still up and about after almost 2 years, plant showers me with flowers.
    The "wavy" aspect of the leaves is usually due to the way the plant was positioned in relation to others or where she lives while the leaf grows. They just get funny shapes, nothing to worry about.
    As for the roots, I find that that happens when the root gets watered upon for a long period and it's usually mineral deposits from the water. Your roots look healthy to me, I don't think you have reasons to worry. It is all just old damage that takes time to show and as long as everything is firm to the touch I would not worry if I were you.

    Laura

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    For the papery brown part I would not bother , but on the second picture up to the right, at the edge, there seem to be a brown soft mushy part. That could be a fungus attack, but not the papery part. That propably is an old sunburn.
    For the root they can have very different color depending on condition. As long the root stay firm it is alright!
    /M

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