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Strange splotches on Catt leaves

This is a discussion on Strange splotches on Catt leaves within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Well, atleast you have a replacement...hope it didn't come from anywhere near the infected plants....

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    Well, atleast you have a replacement...hope it didn't come from anywhere near the infected plants.

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    Hi,never take the risk with suspect plants its better to destroy one plant or have it run through your collection and have yo destroy the lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Edwards View Post
    Hi,never take the risk with suspect plants its better to destroy one plant or have it run through your collection and have yo destroy the lot
    Thanks for your support! I threw the plant, the pot, and the decorative cache pot away this morning. I appreciate the confirmation in knowing I did the right thing. I have put so much of my heart into my orchid collection (not to mention time, energy, and money), and I have so many hopes of what the collection could become (I've been collecting certain plants to use for breeding purposes; my dream is to eventually be able to create and name plants for my children), I would be absolutely devastated if a fluke virus ran through my whole collection and ruined them all.

    The person who I bought them from hasn't gotten rid of hers yet... I believe she is bringing the plants back to her supplier to hopefully get some answers. We've been keeping in touch, and she told me that unfortunately she'd had the infected plant in her greenhouse for over a year before I bought it, so there's no telling what plants might have been infected during that time. (The replacement she sent me came from a fresh tray that had newly arrived from her supplier and hadn't been put in with the other plants yet, so I believe that one's in the clear).

    I'm actually hoping her supplier will tell her it's NOT a virus, because all of her plants would have been exposed. So sad.

    It's amazing how attached one can get to plants... they're almost like children in a way. *sigh* Well, at least this particular scare is over for me, I think. Onward and upward...

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    The person who I bought them from hasn't gotten rid of hers yet... I believe she is bringing the plants back to her supplier to hopefully get some answers. We've been keeping in touch, and she told me that unfortunately she'd had the infected plant in her greenhouse for over a year before I bought it, so there's no telling what plants might have been infected during that time. (The replacement she sent me came from a fresh tray that had newly arrived from her supplier and hadn't been put in with the other plants yet, so I believe that one's in the clear).

    Jenn, doesn't it seem strange that she has had the infected plant for over a year, and now she is going back to her supplier? I don't understand this. She has other infected plants also... IDK...i'm new to this...but this seems odd. You couldn't go back to a seller 1 year later and complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    Jenn, doesn't it seem strange that she has had the infected plant for over a year, and now she is going back to her supplier? I don't understand this. She has other infected plants also... IDK...i'm new to this...but this seems odd. You couldn't go back to a seller 1 year later and complain.
    All of her infected plants originally came from that same tray. She got them all from the same supplier. None of the symptoms have shown up on any of her other plants (she says she's inspected all of her plants ruthlessly since I pointed out the virus)... only the ones that originally came from this one tray from this one supplier. The virus can take time to actually show symptoms on the leaves, and apparently this virus just showed up now. But since it's ONLY on the plants that were originally in this one communal tray, I think she also wants to go back and notify them that they may have a bad batch of infected plants. It would certainly make logical sense that that's where the virus originated.

    At any rate, she doesn't expect them to compensate her or anything... she said that, after a year, she doesn't expect they'll take any responsibility. But she's hoping they can ID it if she shows them in person, and that perhaps they will then be on the alert that they may have a bad batch of plants in their midst.

    She's been fantastic through this whole thing... I really think she's just searching for answers. I hope she gets good news.

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