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Possible virus on my Oncidium

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    Default Possible virus on my Oncidium

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to know if my Oncidium Sharry Berry has a virus or not. It was given to me a few months ago as a present. It has some spotting on the leaves, but there is a new growth which doesn't have any spotting. I have been keeping it in isolation in the mean time.
    I also was thinking that it may be time to repot it, but it has another bloom spike, so should I wait for this inflorescence to finish blooming, then repot? Any help, would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Nothing to worry about. Leaf spotting is not unusual for this hybrid.

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    Thanks, good to know going to move it into the greenhouse then.

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    NOPE...it does NOT have a virus, just leaf spots as one of the other members stated. Betty :-)

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    swtheory1986

    Thank you for this post. It helped me in settling my concerns about my Onc Twinkle Red Fantasy. It came with these same spots and while it is growing the spots are worrisome.

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    When oncidiums of this type get enough light to bloom, they typically will have those tiny brown spots. The only person that I have ever seen grow a sharry baby without the spots and still get it to bloom is a member here from New Zealand, Murray. I would not worry.

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