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Miltassia in trouble

This is a discussion on Miltassia in trouble within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Here are a couple of pictures of my Miltassia which bloomed for me in October ...

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    Default Miltassia in trouble

    Here are a couple of pictures of my Miltassia which bloomed for me in October 2004! It was fine and healthy at blooming time. Afterwards, I repotted, but used the same medium, so not too much disturbance. It has 2 new growths, but they are not growing much now.

    All of a sudden at least 3 leaves looked yellowish and are in fact turning. A couple of days ago I noticed these brown spots on 2 of the leaves! It does not look good.

    Should I isolate?

    I do not want to use chemicals right now while they are growing inside ..baby, dog and cat are around. HELP!
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    That looks like sunburn. Is it getting more light than it used to?

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    No, definitely not sunburn, it is just under the florescents in the same position it was before it bloomed. Also since the leaves are yellowing??? The roots looked fine during repotting.

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    Try some Epsom salts for the yellowing if light/positioning is the same.Somwtimes it takes awhile for sunburn to show itself.I have had plants in my growroom that have started to get sunburnt after months of them being fine.

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    It is hard to tell from those pictures. Sunburn will lighten and yellow the leaves, though. Here's my last burn victim: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=1677

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    Debbie, too much light over time can eventually cause yellowing--it all depends how close to your bulbs you're keeping the plant. If the spots aren't burn, they're going to be some kind of infection. Since you can't use commercial sprays right now, wipe the entire plant down--tops and bottoms of the leaves--with listerine or hydrogen peroxide. Then, make a paste out of cinnamon powder and a little peroxide or alcohol, and rub that into the spotted areas on both leaf surfaces. If the spots spread, you're going to have to cut them away.

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