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Mature leaves falling of healthy pb's of Aliceara

This is a discussion on Mature leaves falling of healthy pb's of Aliceara within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I repotted this plant November 2014 and since then every now and then one of ...

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    Default Mature leaves falling of healthy pb's of Aliceara

    I repotted this plant November 2014 and since then every now and then one of the mature leaves turns yellow and falls off. I repotted in a larger pot. but the plant is quite cramped. There are 2 new growths so I assume it is healthy enough. The pub's appear very healthy. Should I have split up the plant? Any idea what is going on?Name:  IMG_6124.jpg
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    Brown edges to the leaf could be bacterial infection. if it is one or two leaves on older pseudobulbs then can be ignored. I don't think splitting is a good idea.

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    I agree with Sriram Kumar, it's natural for old mature leaves to turn yellow and drop off especially after re-potting.
    I personally like big specimen size plants, so if it's my plant i will not split it but pot it up in a larger pot everytime it gets crammed up for a spectacular show of flowers when it blooms.
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    If you just repotted it last year you should leave it be till it crawls out of the pot, then put it in a bigger pot.

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