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Potinara 'Hwa Yuan Gold YK #2': Problem: Help Requested

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    Default Potinara 'Hwa Yuan Gold YK #2': Problem: Help Requested

    Hi again.

    Since I bought my Potinara 'Hwa Yuan Gold YK #2', I see that structure on the leafs as you see on the photos. I think, they might be a result of fertilizers or anti-fungal treatments by the grower, not sure. Is it possible to get rid of those large areas? I tried already to dissolve these spots with water, but they remained.
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    You might try wiping the leaves with some lemon juice diluted in water, or some whole milk. I have heard of people using both these methods to clean leaves.

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    Thanks, that is something I definitively will try!

    Can you assist me with my other threads, too?

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    Looks like hard water spots to me. You can use some sunoil and water to wipe the leaves clean. Should be fine.

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    Alright, will do this, too. Thanks a lot.

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    Hmm, question again: sun oil, like that to prevent sunburns? Those with protection grades? Or sunflower oil?

    I tried with the lime variant, and got the spots gradually disappearing, but not entirely. So, instead of repeating this two or three times, I want to compare the methods, that's why I want to try now the oil method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvenLittkowski View Post
    Hmm, question again: sun oil, like that to prevent sunburns? Those with protection grades? Or sunflower oil?

    I tried with the lime variant, and got the spots gradually disappearing, but not entirely. So, instead of repeating this two or three times, I want to compare the methods, that's why I want to try now the oil method.
    Sunoil is an insecticidal oil used to kill pests on plants. You mix it with water in a spray bottle, spray it on the plant leaves and wipe it away with a paper towel.

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    Ohhh, I see. Is there anything that can be used as replacement for that product ("Sun Oil")? Jamaican shops don't have that product, the range of products offered here in jamaica is quite limited. :-(

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    To simply clean the leaves, diluted lemon juice with water or I have heard that some people use milk. The insecticidal oil is good for not only cleaning, but helping to keep bugs off of your orchids.

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    Thanks again. Yes, I tried already the lemon variant. Easy for me, since I have a lemon bush (or small tree) straight in front of my door, ha ha ha! It is not working perfectly, but I got rid of a good part of it. I think, continuing this treatment one or two times will restore the leafs.

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