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Paph Saiun in trouble

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    Default Paph Saiun in trouble

    This rust type thing is attacking my Paphs. Am growing them in an east window and 2 have been affected so far. Paph Saiun (Wardii 'Green Aura' x Sukhakulii 'Flashdance') and Paph Kolopakingii x Paph Rothschildianum 'Charles E.' ® Bel Royal.
    No signs of any insect including spider mite present. Any help would be appreciated.

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    hummm, bad looking, so sorry. I can't help, let's wait for those who can

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    you've got two things to sort out there from what i can see... the white fuzzy thing looks like a mealy bug, so that needs pest oil and soap... as for the rust coloured thing... i would try and use an anti-fungal...

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    The white fuzzy thing in pic #1 is a piece of pearlite stuck to the stem. Just checked it again to make sure. So it's Physan for everyone in the am. Thanks Tim.

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    whew... i'm glad it was just perlite hehehe... coz them mealy bugs are hateful and hide at the hardest places to get em.

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    It might have mites damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    It might have mites damage.
    Completely agree with Tom. There are definitely mites lurking some where. These mites and spider mites were some new pests that I learned about when I came to Bremen. Back in India we do not have them, there the no. 1 enemy is mealy bug. Bayer makes a special product against mites and spider mites. The spotted, brown patch on the leaves is their signature.

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    It looks like mites to me.I've had to battle those also little buggers this past winter. Good Luck Mary, Take Care,Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom-19951 View Post
    It might have mites damage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Completely agree with Tom. There are definitely mites lurking some where. These mites and spider mites were some new pests that I learned about when I came to Bremen. Back in India we do not have them, there the no. 1 enemy is mealy bug. Bayer makes a special product against mites and spider mites. The spotted, brown patch on the leaves is their signature.
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    It looks like mites to me.I've had to battle those also little buggers this past winter. Good Luck Mary, Take Care,Rich
    Well you guys might be right, however, I did the wet paper towel test for mites and the leaves are absolutely clean. When checking for mite damage the paper towel always turns red if it's due to mites, at least this has been my experience. Thanks to all for your help and suggestions. Will treat for mites also, just in case. I don't want you guys to say "we told you so" when my paphs die.

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    I remember some other threads here about Rust Fungus. I would treat with an anti-fungal just to be safe. Also, if it 'might' have been mites, increase the humidity in the area of this plant and that should help.

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