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What are these spots?

This is a discussion on What are these spots? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hi, could anyone tell me what these three things/spots on the leave are? this flower ...

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    hi,

    could anyone tell me what these three things/spots on the leave are?
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    this flower is my sister's. it had miely bug problem. I treated it with actara as soon as I found out that the little holes (as made by a needle) were made by these bugs.. after the treatment, the orchid's leaves became firmer and it started to grow a new leave
    it looks like this at the moment:
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    maybe I am too worried?

    I would appreciate your help very much.

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    If the spots do not grow, they are the result of damage and nothing to worry about. If they grow, they could be bacterial in nature and you'll have to treat the plant.

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    It looks like cellular collapse. Could be related to the bugs, treatment, or mechanical damage. It would be of concern if it starts to spread.

    Susan

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    The cell damage could have been caused by water on the leaf acting like a sun magnifier and burning a few spots on the leaf.

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    thank you all !! it really could occur because of the treatment to kill the miely bugs that it had before now it's growing a new healthy looking leave and I don't notice that the spots are spreading/becoming bigger, so maybe there's nothing to worry about but I'll keep an eye on it anyway thanks one more time

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