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Thread: Deformed/mutated leaf on my adelae...

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    I just noticed today that there is a new leaf, mutated, on one of my adelaes. I don't have a digital camera, therefore no pic, but I'll try to make an accurate illustration with symbols... it looks like this:

    /|\
    | | |
    |_|_|
    |
    _ |_
    | | |
    | | |
    | | |
    \ | /
    \|/

    (Sorry about how crooked the spine of the leaf looks. I couldn't get the | marks perfectly straight)

    Nothing ate at the leaf, because there are no bite marks or anything suggesting that it was tampered with. Is this a condition? Or is it just a simple mutated/deformed leaf?

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. This "puckering" is very common, and can be caused by many factors. Something has caused some of the cells on the proto-leaf margins to die off, resulting in the constriction leading to this puckering of the leaf. It could have been a day of low humidity, a little too much light, a brief lack of adequate water or insect attack: spider mites can cause this type of appearance. Only the last need concern you. Look closely, and if there are no signs of mites, then your plants are not in danger.
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    It's not puckered at all. It's exactly how it looks in the figure. The leaf is perfectly normal 2/3 of the way up, then there is nothing but a missing space, just bare stem(no puckering or ruffling or anything), and then it's back to normal at the tip. The leaf is not folded, puckered, pursed, ruffled, or bent at all.
    / | \ Top of leaf
    | | |/
    |_|_|
    Empty space | Empty space
    \ | /
    _|_
    | | | Bottom of leaf
    | | |/
    | | |
    \ | /
    \|/
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    Hmmm, very strange. Are the other leaves on the plant normal? Any damage to the leaf in is formative stage will be reflected in the mature leaf. Perhaps something injured it at an early stage (as above) in its growth. Beyond this, I can offer you no other explanation, other than something ate it, and then moved on.



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    Yup. Normal and covered heavily in dew [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    I see you edited that post... nothing could've eaten it at all. It came up just like that. And there are absolutely NO slice or bite or chomp marks. And nothing bigger than a ladybug could've gotten onto the plant because of the bottle half that is set over the plant.

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    Hi:

    Just thought to share my view point. A couple years ago I was experiementing the effect of chemicals to CPS, and one thing I had discovered with adelae is that if it's root has been stimulated by any forms of chemicals or impurities it will start to form this funny looking leaf. For adelae, this type of leaf usually mean that it is distressed. To make it recover, I moved it into a 100% humidity cultivation box and also change the soil. It will take a good few month before the plant is back to normal.

    I do not know what might have caused the root stimulation in your case but it could be due to some form of chemical impurities that may have exist in your soil. And it may be until now it is starting to degrade and releasing it's chemical constituents.

    I hope this help

    Regard

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    So would the chemicals hurt the plant? Will they go away after a while?
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