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Is this a bacterial infection?

This is a discussion on Is this a bacterial infection? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This past Wednesday I purchased this Monnierara Millennium Magic 'Witchcraft'. Today I noticed that there ...

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    This past Wednesday I purchased this Monnierara Millennium Magic 'Witchcraft'. Today I noticed that there are faint brown spots surrounded by translucent rings on most of the leaves.

    I'm concerned that his might be some sort of bacterial infection. Any thoughts?




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    Hello and Welcome from Ontario, Canada! Did you buy it bloom?

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    Seem like bleached either a sun burn or a spill of some sort. I could be wrong

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    I speculate that the center of each spot is the place where an insect has bitten the leaf to extract the juices, leaving an infection entry point....

    Unless they continue to grow or spread, I think the damage is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    I speculate that the center of each spot is the place where an insect has bitten the leaf to extract the juices, leaving an infection entry point....

    Unless they continue to grow or spread, I think the damage is done.
    I agree. However those damaged cells are possible points for bacterial or fungal infections to attack the plant, which might be countered by occasional light spraying with a plant disinfectant, e. G. Physan at perhaps 1:2000 dilution.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'll keep a close eye on it over the next few days.

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    PS -- here's a photo of the entire orchid.


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