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Peristeria Elata spots on bulbs :(

This is a discussion on Peristeria Elata spots on bulbs :( within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; These spots were there when I received my Peristeria Elata - I bought it online. ...

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    Unhappy Peristeria Elata spots on bulbs :(

    These spots were there when I received my Peristeria Elata - I bought it online.
    I made a paste of cinnamon and rubbed it in. I don't know if this is going to do any good!
    Is it a virus?
    What should I do?
    Thank you in advance.
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    wondering if it could be snails. I found limilar and then larger lesions on my 2 onc twinkles. I saw one night a snail. snails only come out at night. I read that coffee/caffeine kills them. Anyway it could be soemthing else. maybe others will chime in

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    I have spots like that on my cattleya leaves, and yes, it was from a snail, caught the little bugger halfway through a catt leaf feast

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    I found some academic paper about caffeine being a very good remedy for snails.
    if it is snails I would soak the plant in some 50/50 mix of coffee and water and then spray the plants with the same solution.
    woudl keep spraying with that every few days as well.

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    It looks like the newer bulbs are okay. It could be that something happened in years past. Wait, and if some new spots appear drink the caffeine yourself and repot the orchid.

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    Snails? I never thought of snails...
    Thank you everyone, I appreciate your comments....
    I'll try the coffee dip - and a cup for myself
    Since I received the plant no new spot appeared, so maybe the attack is over!

    I don't know much about this orchid;
    I just know it needs a lot of water and light.
    Would a South East window be enough light?
    Thanks again.
    Danie

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    Quote Originally Posted by orcoholic View Post
    It looks like the newer bulbs are okay. It could be that something happened in years past. Wait, and if some new spots appear drink the caffeine yourself and repot the orchid.
    haha...

    Yes, looks like bug/snal damage.

    Cheers,
    BD

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