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New Dtps -Is leaf damaged or diseased?

This is a discussion on New Dtps -Is leaf damaged or diseased? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I bought this dtps Leopard Prince today. The blooms had dropped so it was $3.00. ...

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    Default New Dtps -Is leaf damaged or diseased?

    I bought this dtps Leopard Prince today. The blooms had dropped so it was $3.00. I couldn't resist. It's in soggy sphag. but roots look good. When I got home I noticed the newest leaf is blackened at its base on both sides.

    Is this just physical damage or is it disease? Thanks, Dana






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    i wouldnt worry too much about that, but i would definitely repot it. just apply fungicide
    just to be sure. aside from that it really looks good to me.

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    Thank you for your help! Please pardon these newbie questions, but can I use peroxide as the fungicide? If not, what fungicide can I use that can be found at a big-box store? (There are no specialty stores nearby.) And do I apply it to the entire plant or just the affected areas?

    Thanks, Dana

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    Dana, you can pour some peroxide in the crown and let it stay for a few min. Then take paper towel and dry it. Your phal looks very healthy!!!!

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    I agree with the peroxide...and repotting suggestions. Most orchids should be repotted when brought into your collection. Especially phals... Nice looking plant there.

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    Thanks, Margo and Connie! Your advice really helps. I'm glad my new baby is healthy!

    Take care, Dana

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    Hope all turns out well for you, Dana. Thanks Connie and Margo!

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