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Cattleya help with black spots and black tips on leaves

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    Hello!

    I'm hoping that soemone more knowledgable with cattleya's can help me. I have a Cattleya aclandiae mix and I noticed that there are little black spots on 1-2 of the leaves. THen I noticed that the tips of the leaves are all black now too.

    SHould I be worried? I read in a few websites that the black on the tips may be because of overwatering or salt in the water. But then I read somewhere that it may be fungus. This is one of my first cattleyas. I don't want to kill it. Any help on what I should do would be greatly appreciated.

    Below are pics of the leaves. (I'm sorry they are blurry! But I think you can see the spots and the leaf tips.)

    Thank you!
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    No need to worry, it's typical for aclandiae and some of it's hybrids to have black spotting on the leaves.

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    :-)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my post and pics! You saved me from some all-night worrying!

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    I was wondering about the same thing . Thanks for the Info. Gin

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    Thank you as well! I was so worried when I saw these on my Cattleya today. I really want to do well by my plants and keep them happy and healthy! Thanks!

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