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A question that one of my viewers asked is why orchid leaves don;t seem to open sometimes and remain shut, or glued. My guess is that it all has to do with the lack of hydration of the plant.

In the first example we have a very mistreated mini Phalaenopsis orchid. I admit I tend to forget she exists, so I water it very infrequent. The result is a glued new leaf that does not want to open.

The other 2 examples are of Oncidium type orchids, who require more frequent watering than a Phal. In my experience they are the most prone to slued leaves.

The downside is that a shut leaf can suffocate the leaves forming within it, this happens as well in Oncidium type orchids, who produce multiple leaves sprouting from the crown.

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