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Bc Little Marmaid 'Janet' leaf spots

Hello everyone,
Can you tell me what the raised, hard areas on 5 of my catt leaves are and is there reason for concern, please? These raised areas are not mushy at all. They are very firm. Also, the affected areas appear only on 1/2 the length of each leaf, so a friend and I suspected sunburn. ?? I have had the orchid for several years, but it has never had this issue until recently. It's a very healthy plant and has always been a frequent and reliable bloomer.

I would appreciate your help,
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Looks like edema. It's a swelling of the plant tissues...it's not a fatal thing and there is no cure for it.

Basically, water gets trapped in the cells and then those cells expand too much and blister out. They may one day sink down and leave you w/collapsed looking areas.

Again, it's not fatal or contagious and there's no cure. I've seen it more in the fall or at other times when the temps are fluctuating from day to night more drastically than in the summer but I guess it can happen anytime. ??
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Hi Katrina,
So, you think there's nothing for me to be concerned about and nothing I should do....right? Aesthetics is no big deal to me as as long as the plant is healthy.

Thanks for your help!
Vicki

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Looks like edema. It's a swelling of the plant tissues...it's not a fatal thing and there is no cure for it.

Basically, water gets trapped in the cells and then those cells expand too much and blister out. They may one day sink down and leave you w/collapsed looking areas.

Again, it's not fatal or contagious and there's no cure. I've seen it more in the fall or at other times when the temps are fluctuating from day to night more drastically than in the summer but I guess it can happen anytime. ??
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