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Mite Damage

This is a discussion on Mite Damage within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Have been told this might be mite damage. I inherited this plant so know nothing ...

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    Default Mite Damage

    Have been told this might be mite damage. I inherited this plant so know nothing of it's history. Is this one for the trash bin? Can't take on any big rescues with a new baby only 4 1/2 weeks away.
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    I wouldn't bother with it - trash can..

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    If it,s a really special plant keep it otherwise bin it.

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    Goodbye latest casualty.

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    That didn't look like the mite damage I have seen, but I'm still new when it comes to the bug infestations. Sorry for your loss.

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    hi! am a beginner and my vanda has the same stuff because it has been badly infected by, i think, insects. i have applied insecticide, coz that's the advise of the store keeper. but i didn't throw it and now it has grown three new leaves. so far the new leaves are about 5inches long and it seems healthy.

    i am just wondering, why do you suggest to throw it?

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    i am just wondering, why do you suggest to throw it?
    Basically unless you actually see the pests on the plant the damage could be formed by virus or fungus.
    It could be damage caused by Brevipalpus phoenicis(false spider mite) , these mites can seriously weaken the plant & can be found on many plants not just orchids.

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    is it ok to let it grow? will it still grow flowers?

    i think i have eliminated the mites...(?) since the new leaves doesn't have those yellowish on it.

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    Yes let it grow on.

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    We had an infestation of pink hybiscus mealy bugs last year here in the keys... What one orchid guru down here suggested was BARE tree and shrub insect treatment. You use a very weak solution of it maybe 1/4 of recomended per gallon of water and water the plant with it. It's absorbed into the plant and critters die if they bite it or they are repelled by it in someway... Anyway I've not had much of a problem since then except with froggs but they don't hurt the orchids.

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