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Black Spots on Onc. 'Sharry Baby' leaves

This is a discussion on Black Spots on Onc. 'Sharry Baby' leaves within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi Everyone, I just received a new Onc. 'Sharry Baby' today and when it arrived ...

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    Default Black Spots on Onc. 'Sharry Baby' leaves

    Hi Everyone,
    I just received a new Onc. 'Sharry Baby' today and when it arrived it had small, black spots on every leaf. I am keeping this plant away from my other orchids. Should I be worried? I have contacted the person I purchased it from ....still awaiting a reply. Thanks in advance for your help!

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    When I saw the start of the heading I thought 'whats the bet its Sharry Baby.

    This is a cultural fault and is very very common.The plants that have this black spotting have been grown to warm in the cooler months of the year.

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    Hi Murray...is this something I should worry about? Is the plant doomed or is this normal? It has a flower spike on it and otherwise looks healthy.

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    We call the spots freckles , all the Sharries I have had or seen has the spots , Not a thing to worry about ,not catching it is just a Sharry thing .. Gin

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    If the plant gets enough light to bloom, it will have the spots. It is normal. No worries.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    If the plant gets enough light to bloom, it will have the spots. It is normal. No worries.

    Cheers,
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    My Sharry Baby is coming into flower know and has no spotting on the leaves .
    I will post photo later

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    as promised ,my Sharry Baby starting to flower without leaf spottingName:  100_5281.jpg
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