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Grammatophyllum Multiflorum Problem Or No.

This is a discussion on Grammatophyllum Multiflorum Problem Or No. within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello all you producers of beauty and happiness out there! I may be making much ...

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    Hello all you producers of beauty and happiness out there! I may be making much ado about nothing, but this Grammatophyllum is in some ways different in it's growth and behavior than my other orchids. The following photos show a black/brown spot on one of the outer sheaths of this plant. The leaf is going to eventually drop, but I'm not particularly worried about that. Using care and a q-tip swab I probed underneath this sheath where I found a prefectly healthy pseudo-bulb and moisture that barely dampened the heads of the swab. My question is: Should I worry? To cut that black brown part of the sheath out I would have to cut the over lapping other sheath on top of it and I would rather not do that unless I have no choice. Thanks in advance! AL Name:  Grammatophyllum Multiflorum Problem Or No 001.JPG
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    Sorry I cannot realy tell by your Pic. what is really going on, however I would suggest that you pour some Peroxide down the sheath and leave alone for a couple more days. This should stop the bacteria and you should see some improvement.

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    How appropriate an opening. We are currently on our annual vacation in the Gloucester/Rockporrt MA area and are watching Much Ado About Nothing on Boston's PBS. How nice our great minds are so in sync and how down right frightening.LOL Now to the important part of your post----what to do?------I don't have a clue. I most likely would remove the bad area and spray it with a fungicide as a precaution. Great looking plant in spite of the leaf.

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    Who would of 'thunk' such great minds would be so atune. At this rate we should be able to bend metal forks on a intercontinental basis similtaneously through telepathy and finish 'The unfinished Symphany' by Franz Schubert. Well.....................with a little help from Bill and AL.

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    Hi Al, I too have some trouble seeing the issue in your photographs, but I think that a little fungicide and good air movement should solve the issue. If it gets larger, then you will need to take more action, but if it is so small that it is hard to photograph, then I'm guessing it is not going to hurt that huge healthy Grammatophyllum Multiflorum just yet.

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