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dada 13-05-2006 05:12 AM

phal dropping leaves
 
Hi.. i have a phal which is loosing its leaves. I have had phals lose
leaves due to crown rot, but this one is loosing the older leaves first.
Right now i have repotted it and is on its last two youngest leaves. What
can be the reason for it? I have never experienced this before with phals.

Thanks

Dada



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Ray 13-05-2006 02:16 PM

phal dropping leaves
 
In my experience, most of the time when a phal loses several of its lowest
leaves - the occasional one being pretty much normal - it's because the
plant is either diseased, or the root system is so compromised that the
plant consumes the oldest leaves as a way to keep the younger, more vigorous
parts of itself fed and watered. That is, the nutrition and water HAVE to
come from somewhere, and if it cannot be obtained adequately through the
roots, it resorts to "self cannibalism".

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
Hi.. i have a phal which is loosing its leaves. I have had phals lose
leaves due to crown rot, but this one is loosing the older leaves first.
Right now i have repotted it and is on its last two youngest leaves. What
can be the reason for it? I have never experienced this before with phals.

Thanks

Dada


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dada 14-05-2006 05:09 AM

phal dropping leaves
 
any idea how to stop the plant from dying.. the roots looked OK to me!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
In my experience, most of the time when a phal loses several of its lowest
leaves - the occasional one being pretty much normal - it's because the
plant is either diseased, or the root system is so compromised that the
plant consumes the oldest leaves as a way to keep the younger, more
vigorous parts of itself fed and watered. That is, the nutrition and
water HAVE to come from somewhere, and if it cannot be obtained adequately
through the roots, it resorts to "self cannibalism".

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
Hi.. i have a phal which is loosing its leaves. I have had phals lose
leaves due to crown rot, but this one is loosing the older leaves first.
Right now i have repotted it and is on its last two youngest leaves. What
can be the reason for it? I have never experienced this before with
phals.

Thanks

Dada


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Ray 14-05-2006 01:31 PM

phal dropping leaves
 
If the root system is viable and sufficient in size to support the plant,
and you're watering sufficiently and don't have the pH of your water and/or
fertilizer solution way out of whack, I'd turn my attention to disease or
insects/mites.

Beyond that, I can't add much without knowing more of the details.

I'm off to NC to pick up my daughter from school. Be back about mid-week.
I hope someone else can jump in in the mean time.

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
any idea how to stop the plant from dying.. the roots looked OK to me!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
In my experience, most of the time when a phal loses several of its
lowest leaves - the occasional one being pretty much normal - it's
because the plant is either diseased, or the root system is so
compromised that the plant consumes the oldest leaves as a way to keep
the younger, more vigorous parts of itself fed and watered. That is, the
nutrition and water HAVE to come from somewhere, and if it cannot be
obtained adequately through the roots, it resorts to "self cannibalism".

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
Hi.. i have a phal which is loosing its leaves. I have had phals lose
leaves due to crown rot, but this one is loosing the older leaves first.
Right now i have repotted it and is on its last two youngest leaves.
What can be the reason for it? I have never experienced this before with
phals.

Thanks

Dada


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Al 14-05-2006 02:25 PM

phal dropping leaves
 
If leaves are yellowing and dropping off Phal plants more quickly than
normal; more quickly than they are being replaced, and you can't find
anything else wrong, check for mites.

"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
If the root system is viable and sufficient in size to support the plant,
and you're watering sufficiently and don't have the pH of your water
and/or fertilizer solution way out of whack, I'd turn my attention to
disease or insects/mites.

Beyond that, I can't add much without knowing more of the details.

I'm off to NC to pick up my daughter from school. Be back about mid-week.
I hope someone else can jump in in the mean time.

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
any idea how to stop the plant from dying.. the roots looked OK to me!


"Ray" wrote in message
. ..
In my experience, most of the time when a phal loses several of its
lowest leaves - the occasional one being pretty much normal - it's
because the plant is either diseased, or the root system is so
compromised that the plant consumes the oldest leaves as a way to keep
the younger, more vigorous parts of itself fed and watered. That is,
the nutrition and water HAVE to come from somewhere, and if it cannot be
obtained adequately through the roots, it resorts to "self cannibalism".

--

Ray Barkalow - First Rays Orchids - www.firstrays.com
Plants, Supplies, Artwork, Books and Lots of Free Info!


"dada" wrote in message
.. .
Hi.. i have a phal which is loosing its leaves. I have had phals lose
leaves due to crown rot, but this one is loosing the older leaves
first. Right now i have repotted it and is on its last two youngest
leaves. What can be the reason for it? I have never experienced this
before with phals.

Thanks

Dada


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