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**CRY** Potinara Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' and a lesson!!

This is a discussion on **CRY** Potinara Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' and a lesson!! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Actually, and I know this is a faux pas, but I like the tie die ...

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    Actually, and I know this is a faux pas, but I like the tie die color If it was mine, I'd keep it until it died - I'm all about the "black sheep"

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    I'm just wondering if a whole bunch of these got infected in the mericloning process.
    It is definitely possible. If the parent plant was virused, then it is likely that any mericlones from it would be virused also. While some large commercial propagators test their plants regularly, I am sure that some do not-especially the ones doing the mass production for markets like the big box stores.

    Just as an interesting sideline, I recently watched an online auction for a historically significant, and apparently desirable, division of a Cattleya species plant. According to the description, all divisions of the cultivar are virused, including the one being sold. The plant foliage showed some minor lesions, but the flowers looked fine. I was shocked at the amount of $$ that this plant went for-almost $800 . It was beyond me that someone would spend that much for a virused plant, no matter how desireable.

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    so plants infected with a virus can never recover again? is it really the end for that plant?
    that would be a shame. So sorry.

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    I am so sorry for you Clint ! It was such a waste. I have not even started virus testing, and I have already become paranoid, what if my favourite Catt has some virus?? I will never be able to take the harsh but necessary step on some plants. May be a separate virus greenhouse hehe, where infected but healthy looking plants can live out their days in peace.

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    On a side note, I have heard of an antiviral product in India used for crop plants like tomato, potato etc, I have seen remarkable pictures of plants before and after treatment. I am sure such products will be available here in Europe and the US, any info on any of these?

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    I am very sorry Clint .... Bummer !
    Susan I saw the auction someone had more $$$ then good sense .

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    Clint, I'm very sorry about this. I know how much you love and care about your orchids, so I know how sad this must make you feel.

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    Clint your plants are a treat, potted the best and always well groomed out of any I have seen, mine look like frumps next to yours .. I will be watching the baggies I have . Gin

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    Yes, by all means...burn the plant. Unless you live in an area with extremely hot sun like I do. A couple of 12 hour Texas full sunlight days at 100F-102F did it!



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    so sorry Clint.

    BTW tell me what the best way to dispose of a plant with this problem. is true that should be burned?

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    I thought about this too. But then again all it takes is one mistake and then what if my most prized species Catts get it? The risk was not worth it for me for a mericlone that is easy to find.


    Quote Originally Posted by Becky15349 View Post
    Actually, and I know this is a faux pas, but I like the tie die color If it was mine, I'd keep it until it died - I'm all about the "black sheep"

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