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Blc. George King care, help!

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    Question Blc. George King care, help!

    I purchased blc george king from Philly orchid show this Spring. A couple month ago, I saw one big leave had yellow spots. Today I saw the other big green leave has small white spots. Help!
    I am new to orchids growing, espeically blc george king. I had no idea what I need to do with it. I assume it has desease. Is it contagious to other types of orchid I have?
    Any advice will be a big help. Thanks in advance.
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    Well...the evil SCALE strikes...Take a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a tooth brush...clean off all those dots. Peel back the papery sheaths on the p-bulbs and clean under them. I would also buy some ultafine horticultural poil form a big box store or garden center.. mix according to directions...and after you clean the plant up...spray all surfaces top and bottom of leaves...Let the plant dry in the shade...repeat every 10 days for three treatments.

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    I agree-looks like scale . Ron gave good advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Well...the evil SCALE strikes...Take a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a tooth brush...clean off all those dots. Peel back the papery sheaths on the p-bulbs and clean under them. I would also buy some ultafine horticultural poil form a big box store or garden center.. mix according to directions...and after you clean the plant up...spray all surfaces top and bottom of leaves...Let the plant dry in the shade...repeat every 10 days for three treatments.

    Also, be sure to clean the rhizome as well. Once scale gets a start, it is hard to get rid of completely. It seems to be attracted to weaker or less healthy plants too.

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    Catts seem to be scale magnets, IMHO

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    I will try that. Thank you so much.

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    your welcome...good luck

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    Guess I'm just too lazy to do all of that! I just mix up one gallon of water, 16 oz. of regular 409, 16 oz. of alcohol then shake it until mixed. Then I pour some into a spray bottle & spray. I do any orchid with scale once a week for three weeks in a row. NO MORE SCALE! This recipe was given to me by an orchid grower in Hawaii. Works for me & my orchids! Betty in Texas

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