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green spots on Cattleya orchid sepals

This is a discussion on green spots on Cattleya orchid sepals within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I need some help identifying these spots on the sepals of my beautiful Catt. I ...

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    Default green spots on Cattleya orchid sepals

    I need some help identifying these spots on the sepals of my beautiful Catt. I am hoping that it is not anything contagious because the plant was among all my other Catts. No other plants show these signs.
    Sorry the Pic. does not show the true color of the spots. They are greenish/yellow with a little raised dot in the middle. other than this the plant is healthy.
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    Could it be water spots, Angela? Botrytis cinerea is a fungal disease that will cause spots on orchid blooms. The best way to keep this from happening is to water your orchids that are in bloom at pot level and make sure you have lots of air movement over the plants and flower surface.

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    Spot on Bruce !! I have observed that white Catts and Vandaeceous have more tendency to get these spots than color ones.

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