lance, the nice guy that he is, actually got in touch with the person that sold me my paph months back (why didnt i think of that?). anyway, the grower said that he accidently sprayed some plants with 5x the concentration of some kind of --cide (ill have to check my email to see what kind). he said that those concentrations cause the plants to take in more of the --cide than they need, and that causes some deterioration in the lower leaves, esp at the leaf margins. definitely explains it. for the entire summer, the paph connie truax has been sitting next to the paph malipoense that i got from the same guy, and the malipoense doesnt have any kind of orange coloration on it. ive also done a sweep of all of my other plants, and the only one that is ailing is the phal bellina that i ask yall about in a previous thread. and its not hurting from rust.
so THANKS, EVERYONE!!! (especially lance and of course jason, for warning me not to jump!!)
if i *did* jump, i would take all of my plants with me. :lemmetell