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Spots on the leaves of my Zygopetalum

This is a discussion on Spots on the leaves of my Zygopetalum within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This is my first post and I'm not sure how to link the pictures, but ...

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    Default Spots on the leaves of my Zygopetalum

    This is my first post and I'm not sure how to link the pictures, but I have a zygo that was quite happy at one point, nice large psuedobulbs, etc.
    Recently it has developed dark spots all over some of it's leaves and it doesn't look good.

    Thoughts?

    ANd if someone could walk me through posting a picture that would be great!

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    I figured out how but they are sideways.... sorry.

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    Looks like heat damage to me.i can see you are growing in a house/apartment/etc. That is a difficult enviroment for a jungle plant. Try placing the plant on a tray of pebbles kept wet so as to increase the humidity in the immediate vicinity of the plant. That won't get rid of the existing black spots, but may prevent more developing.

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    ANd that is quite possible -- I"ve had the plant without an issue for over a year but this summer we have been having a total heat wave of 100 plus degree F weather. This may have started after we went on vacation when i let our house get up to 86 degrees consistently... That could have started it. THank you for the advice!

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