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Alex

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Pleione leaves
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:58:35 AM »
A quick one: does anybody know the significance of these small pleats that sometimes appear on the edge of growing Pleione leaves?

The below P. coronaria is an example. I was worried about virus, although this plant produced a nice flower with no colour or shape irregularities at all. Could it be to do with water supply in the growing leaf? it reminds me a bit of the leaf pleating one sees in tropical orchids when they grow with inadequate watering.

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Alex

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Re: Pleione leaves
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2016, 10:24:49 PM »
Hi Alex,
I'm convinced, that these pleated edges are not due to any virus. However I can't explained them. Sometime they disappear during the season.
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Re: Pleione leaves
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 12:10:37 AM »
Thank you, Karel - that is good to hear. I worry a lot about this! I must say, the pleats are becoming less clear as the leaf grows, which I guess is a good thing.

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Re: Pleione leaves
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 02:07:16 PM »
Hi Alex,

In many other orchids it would be a sign of irregular or missing watering, so i think your theory about the water is likely to be the explanation.
Lars in Roedovre, Denmark.

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Re: Pleione leaves
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2016, 05:49:15 PM »
I've seen that on some of my pleiones too, but rather than wwater, I'd think it is more irregularity in growth caused by sudden temperature/humidity changes, especially since those often occure on developping leaves,often before the roots even start to grow much, so water intake could not be blamed
Julien

 


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