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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; Helps please i don't know why the leaf falling off ? Thankyou...

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    Helps please i don't know why the leaf falling off ?

    Thankyou
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    Darren, can you post a pic. of the plant?

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    Yes, that would help. Also, did you check the roots yet? It might be from root stress.

    Cheers,
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    update. Hello Margo and Bruce please take a look again, is there something wrong with the plant ? Thanks

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    I'm just taking a stab in the dark, but are those older leaves? I've been told that older leaves would fall off. The roots look fine to me, and the plant appears healthy and happy.


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    Maybe crown rot? Did the leaves yellow and fall off suddenly (within a few days)?

    However, at least for the leaf that fell off on the left side of the picture, it looks like the spike may have grown through the leaf and caused it to drop. This happened to one of my phals and the plant is fine.

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    Thanks Anne I hope so. Yes Stacey, it suddenly fall off, I look over and over again and the plant look fine to me, maybe older leaves just fall off or could be like stacey story. Thankyou for everyone helps...

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    Darren, I would repot the plant and check the roots. Clean all the moss from it and pot it in bark. The leaves doesnt look like old.

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    But the plant still have some bloom, should I cut it a half of the spike and repot?

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    What I did was I cut the spikes so the plants can grow good roots and leaves (I have about 10 big box rescue phals and they are all doing good). If you can do this...it will be best for the plant to get stronger. You can put the spikes in a vase and still get to enjoy them for a while.

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