Sad Chinese Evergreen leaves


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I’ve had this Chinese evergreen plant for about 4 years. I split her into two pots about a month ago because the original pot was overcrowded. She’s really leggy but I don’t mind that so much. What I’m worried about are these weird everywhichway curled/wrinkly leaves. They started before I repotted so I don’t think it’s transplant stress.

I’ve tried moving the girls to a brighter spot. I’ve tried not watering. I’ve tried soaking. I use bamboo sticks in the soil to measure the soil moisture and I won’t water until they’re showing only moisture towards the bottom of the pot. Both pots have drainage. The smaller has a water retainer at the bottom that catches run off. I’ve checked for bugs and see nothing. I checked the leaves for anything weird and I only found a couple tiny tiny circles on one leaf where light comes through brighter. The large plant is still pushing out new growth and the smaller one recently unfolded a second leaf so they’re still growing which I think (hope) is a good sign.

I’ve searched online for ages and I don’t see anything that I can say “yes, that’s it!” And solve the problem so I’m coming to crowdsource knowledge hoping you may be able to help me. Thank you in advance for your help.
 

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More light without direct sun. It's a response to light not a disease or bug. You could also feed it according to package directions to make it grow faster to produce more leaves so the wrinkles don't show so noticeably. The closer you can come to greenhouse conditions (very bright, very warm, very moist) the nicer it will look. If one condition is different you need to change the others accordingly.
 
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Thank you very much for your response. I just moved her next to the window about a month ago so I hope that helps the new growth coming up. I mist them several times a day but I may get a small humidifier and see if that makes a difference. Thanks again!
 

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