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Really My Dendrobium Is Sick And It Keeps Getting Sicker

This is a discussion on Really My Dendrobium Is Sick And It Keeps Getting Sicker within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; So, I posted a month or so ago about the leaf spots on my dendrobium. ...

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    Unhappy Really My Dendrobium Is Sick And It Keeps Getting Sicker

    So, I posted a month or so ago about the leaf spots on my dendrobium. But it just keeps getting worse. The two leaves on the separate stock fell off and I cut the two infected leaves off the bottom of the new stalk with disinfected scissors. Now the same leaf spots are moving their way up the stalk to the other leaves. One has already been taken over is completely covered in black spots surrounded by a green circle, then the rest of the leaf is completely yellow and wrinkled. I see the black spots starting to appear on the other leaves, and I know what is going to happen. They are going to die. I went to the nursery and got a copper fungicide, but it isn't doing anything. I am so sad. I care so much about this orchid and it has six buds that are growing into flowers inside, but I'm scared I am going to kill it before I get to see it bloom. I constantly give my plant love and even tried some crystal therapy but nothing seems to be curbing the spots. please, someone help me and my orchid!
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    do you mist your plant? I find that the quickest way to kill an orchid is to give it too much love.

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    I think your buds will bloom way before your orchid dies. They are really very close to opening. You will have color before you know it.

    I also think Ron is correct. Water on the leaves could be your problem.

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    I think those are from some bacterial infection, but they should have been eliminated by that fungicide you have used. But, since it didn`t help, maybe it is a virus ( but , hm, doesn`t look that way), and if it is, I`m afrid there is no help. I would keep spraying with fungicide, see what happens...good luck!

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    I don't spray my plant and I only water once every 7-10 days. How often should I spray it with fungicide?

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    What direction does this window face? I'm thinking sunburn, just by process of elimination...you guys seem to have asked every other question imaginable for something that looks like this

    I would remove those leaves. They don't look good, and this may be a deciduous dend that is just ready to give up its leaves...and that's ok. its not dead. Don't give up on it yet...dends do crazy things, but keep your head about you

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    I would PM you, but it looks like you're either too new or you've got your PMs turned off. IF you need quicker help, you may email me at E-Mail, but I would recommend using the forum first

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