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why the leaf fall off

This is a discussion on why the leaf fall off within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; It looks like there are remnants of leaves that have fallen off that are still ...

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    It looks like there are remnants of leaves that have fallen off that are still attached to the base of the plant. It is hard to tell for sure, but they look kind of grayish. If you can, it would be a good idea to carefully peel that dead material off and look at the plant tissue underneath. Sometimes tweezers are helpful to get hold of it if it is dry and hard. Just be careful not to damage the plant itself. If it looks okay underneath, then that is a good sign. It is always good to try and remove all of any remnants of fallen/dead leaves. If not, they can start to rot and also are good hiding places for pests.

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    Thankyou so much Margo! I try to repot today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidlady View Post
    It looks like there are remnants of leaves that have fallen off that are still attached to the base of the plant. It is hard to tell for sure, but they look kind of grayish. If you can, it would be a good idea to carefully peel that dead material off and look at the plant tissue underneath. Sometimes tweezers are helpful to get hold of it if it is dry and hard. Just be careful not to damage the plant itself. If it looks okay underneath, then that is a good sign. It is always good to try and remove all of any remnants of fallen/dead leaves. If not, they can start to rot and also are good hiding places for pests.

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    Thankyou Susan, i take your advice will do that later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    The leaves doesnt look like old.
    I agree, especially because it wasn't the oldest leaves that dropped.

    Any change in the other remaining leaves, Darren?

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    Hi Stacey

    just those two leaves ... the plant right now look okay Thanks stacey
    maybe something wrong with roots system sigh*** I couldn't sleep when thing happen like this ... i was so worry about this plant. I did repott let hope the plant going to better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleLotus View Post
    Hi Stacey

    just those two leaves ... the plant right now look okay Thanks stacey
    maybe something wrong with roots system sigh*** I couldn't sleep when thing happen like this ... i was so worry about this plant. I did repott let hope the plant going to better.
    How did the roots look when you took it out to repot?

    I know what you mean about worrying. I swear I didn't worry this much about my kids when they were growing up!!

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    I remove some dead roots and I think the plant still look healthy maybe i was overwater let the Phals sit in the sink for 1-2 hrs hehe thanks.

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    I remove some of rotten roots and I let it dry out over night and ready to repot tomorrow.

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    Darren, Cinnamon can damage the roots (or so I have read somewhere. If you want to sterilize the root area, try soaking them in Hydrogen peroxide. The 3% solution sold at drugstores and box stores is the right strength. The roots that are left look very good.You might want to trim both spikes back to within and inch of the plant.

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    Hi Cindi, I heard somebody in the forum say after you cut put some cinnamon ... hmm i didn't know that can be damage to the roots. Thanks for the tips

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