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Ladyslipper having problems!

This is a discussion on Ladyslipper having problems! within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have one ladyslipper orchid and when watering it today noticed that it has about ...

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    Angry Ladyslipper having problems!

    I have one ladyslipper orchid and when watering it today noticed that it has about six brown spots on its leaves. Any idea what could cause this?

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    Post up a photo. It could be any one of many different problems.

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    Well, I can't because I removed the affected leaves. The leaf is too deep in the trashcan. I will post a photo if it reappears. Hope I didn't overwater it.

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    Hi Serenity, a couple of things to consider.... if the plant gets direct sun at any point it could be leaf burn... also, spotting can be fungal, so u can try putting cinnamon powder on the affected areas and also get some systemic fungicide or anti-rot. umm... oh yeah and water on leaves when the temperature is getting cold is another thing to keep an eye on.... hope one of these helps.

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    Well, I did put my plants out on the back porch yesterday, so perhaps it was leaf burn. I will hope for that because it sounds like the least severe problem. :-)

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    did it appear overnight? Then putting it on the porch could have been the culprit. Water drops on the leaf and sun could be the culprit to cause a burn as well.

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    I actually noticed it after I brought the plant back inside. Just to be safe, I am isolating it from the others.

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    better safe than sorry but if it wasn't there when you brought it out and was there while bringing it n, I wouldn't be overly concerned

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    I probably wouldn't isolate the plant if it was sunburn This is because sunburn isn't caused by any pathogens, and you removed the leaves anyway. I think you will be fine

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