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Paph First Touch - black spots/tan patches

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    Default Paph First Touch - black spots/tan patches

    My Paph First Touch has been very healthy and green up til the past year, now it has developed black spots and some tannish, rusty colored patches, esp. on its new growth at the base. Its still growing, a new leaf is emerging and the roots seem OK. I've taken some photos if it can help identify what is wrong. I want desperately to save it, was a gift from my late grandfather.

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    Welcome to the forum, Sym!

    I'll leave the black splotches to the gurus - maybe fungal, but the leaves look awfully light colored. That's a sign that they're getting too much sunlight. It will stress the plant and quite possibly prevent blooming.

    Good luck with it!
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    Sym, you may have to spray the plant with some kind of disease control approved for ornamentals. Brown spots like that and browning new growth is usually a sign of fungus.

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    Default Paph First Touch

    Hey - thank you very much!
    I bought some Consan and am going to follow the directions on the bottle. Any suggestion are welcome.
    I have moved it so that its getting not quite so much light, thank you for that observation!
    It was so pristine and healthy a year or so ago and this has come on.
    Thank you both for your help!

    sym

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