Why does the deformation/curling (shown by the red circles) happen for the leaves of my Japanese loquat? It has been a few days since I bought this tree, and the young leaves on the crown have risen in my growth room.

  • Temperature: ~24 °C
  • Humidity: ~70%
  • Light: 18 Hours LED (No Sunlight)

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    I think its just part of the serrated edges. It looks healthy. Commented Feb 25 at 18:41
  • Can I know why isn't it getting full sunlight? Fruit trees especially ones native to tropics require sunlight.
    – Jayparth
    Commented Feb 28 at 5:58
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    Also the cause curling of newer leaves is the lack of water. Is it getting enough water to compensate for transpiration?
    – Jayparth
    Commented Feb 28 at 5:58
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    Because a big wall has covered all the windows of my house. Also, I live in a city with cold, dry winters, and hot, dry summers. I try to have regular watering for my plants, but I think watering can be the case.
    – Reihani
    Commented Feb 28 at 9:27

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That curling looks like a cell division error or damage to the leaf caused the tip to develop differently. It's of no consequence, your tree is fine. (BTW, loquats are one of my favourite fruits :))

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