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This is a discussion on Fungal? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I received this Spathoglottis plicata in Nov, and it had some leaf damage like this. ...

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    I received this Spathoglottis plicata in Nov, and it had some leaf damage like this. I thought it was fungal and treated it with Physan. Now I notice the leaves have that kind of damage again. I plan to treat again with Physan, but I wondered if any one else thinks this is fungal too, and if so, how I might prevent it from recurring.

    The third picture is not as clear as I wanted. I tried to show the underside of one of the leaves. It has an appearance I would describe as 'sooty looking.' Any suggestions? Thanks.
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    hi angie,
    i have several of those with similar looking leaves, also in my neighborhood, but i never worried too much, coz it will grow new ones pretty quick and i never saw it as fungi. it usually shows though on older leaves.

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    ...And everytime I spray mine with antifungal the leaves die anyways. So I either leave them alone or cut them off. Good Luck...

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    Have you checked for false spider mites ? run a wet tissue on the under side of the leaves if orange colored smears show up that is what it is . Gin

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    No, I'm not showing red, and I'm very happy about that. Also, the 'sooty' stuff is on the older leaves as Ron alluded too, so I guess that's good.

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    Spathoglottis are deciduous or semi-deciduous so I guess it is normal for the leaves to become brown and fall out.
    This being said, mine had the exact same symptoms on its leaves and I wind up getting rid of it because the new growths were starting to also look like that, which scared me and made me think it was more serious.
    I may have been wrong but I didn't want to take any chances!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Spathoglottis are deciduous or semi-deciduous so I guess it is normal for the leaves to become brown and fall out.
    This being said, mine had the exact same symptoms on its leaves and I wind up getting rid of it because the new growths were starting to also look like that, which scared me and made me think it was more serious.
    I may have been wrong but I didn't want to take any chances!
    hi lambert,
    i actually didnt know they were deciduous or semi, but it confirmes my observation even more.
    its just the way they grow, also younger shoots sometimes turn brown but 2 weeks later new growths shows, so im not worried with this sturdy type of orchids.
    i saw a video ones where the guy said one of his relatives drove over a plant, and the plant continued to grow as nothing ever happend.

    so, would you give this species another chance???

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post

    so, would you give this species another chance???
    " All we are saying is give spathoglottis a chance!"

    Well, Ron, too late for my plants, they already went to orchid heaven but
    I may get another one in the future ... why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Spathoglottis are deciduous or semi-deciduous so I guess it is normal for the leaves to become brown and fall out.
    This being said, mine had the exact same symptoms on its leaves and I wind up getting rid of it because the new growths were starting to also look like that, which scared me and made me think it was more serious.
    I may have been wrong but I didn't want to take any chances!
    Sorry to hear you no longer have your Spathoglottis, but it makes me feel better to know this is common with the leaves.

    Thank you, Ron, for your comments. Maybe I can stop worrying so much now, and just let the plant grow the way it wants to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    " All we are saying is give spathoglottis a chance!"

    Well, Ron, too late for my plants, they already went to orchid heaven but
    I may get another one in the future ... why not?
    lol, its pretty hard to sing though, have you tried?
    sure, give it another try...

    @angie,
    you are welcome!
    hope your plant does well and keep us posted.

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