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    Yep, that's the stuff, though it's usually seen on the undersides of the leaves, with the tops of the leaves looking brown and blotchy. Here's a photo I found for comparison:

    http://www.dudak.baka.com/nf27.html


    It can absolutely come in on the mix. It thrives in areas where there's decomposing organic matter. Not a good sign that the mix was being reused--sorry Traci.

    Here's a link on how to deal with rust on roses--they have a remedy I've never heard of before but might be worth a try before you pull out the big guns. It involves spraying with baking soda and water, which sounds harmless enough, except for the salt that's going to end up in the medium if you do.... http://www.ehow.com/how_9356_control-rust-roses.html

    Personally, I would go with a fungicide like John was saying, and just have done with the problem. Make sure you hit all your plants.

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    [QUOTE=lja]Yep, that's the stuff[QUOTE]

    wahhhh! Thank goodness it was on my plant I'm not to crazy about. I left the place after I saw that(used medium). NOT GOOD. My conscience couldn't talk it any more. Plus, I need to focus on Shaner, less than a week until his surgery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana
    ahhhh..thanks for clearing that up for me!

    Traci, I hope you won't have to much problems with it..it sounds nasty.
    It seems to be affecting 2 paphs , nothing else. I think I know how the one got it, and maybe the other got it from touching the other plant. The one (thank goodness) has a minor case and I hope to clear it up.

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