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fugicide for Angraecoids?

This is a discussion on fugicide for Angraecoids? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Can anyone recommend an active ingredient that is proven safe on Aerangis and other Angs? ...

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    Default fugicide for Angraecoids?

    Can anyone recommend an active ingredient that is proven safe on Aerangis and other Angs? I've heard that they can be sensitive to certain chemicals. I don't currently use anything, but I probably should. I've seen some black spots here and there on them. Also I lost a new growth on a Psychopsis to rot, so I should use something. I'd like to avoid using different things on different plants if possible. thanks, MB

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    I've used Daconil on everything, and have never experienced any problems. Just keep the stuff off of buds and blooms or you'll burn them.

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    Thank you Louis. I appreciate the info.

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    are you sure it's a fungus rot?

    i've had good results conquering bacterial rot with 3% hydrogen peroxide (the kind you buy at the drug store) poured directly over the plant.

    that is now the way i test anything that starts to look suspicious, if it fizzes then it's bacterial. if it doesn't fizz, then i'm in trouble. i have some funginex at home, but i don't know if that's even safe to use on orchids (it's for black spot on roses apparently)? i'm also completely clueless as to dosage for that stuff too.

    in short, i hope your problem is really bacterial and you can solve it with some judiciously applied peroxide!

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    Funginex is safe to use on orchids. I have used it many times in the past. There are a few other systemic products I want to buy but their name escapes me.

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    what dosage do you use mike?

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    I have not found it to be particularly useful. I have used about 3 fungicides and all need constant treatmeant. Maybe this is just the way it is.

    I just followed the directions for roses. As always, try to keep it off any buds or flowers.

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