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Trim, Remove All, or Leave?

This is a discussion on Trim, Remove All, or Leave? within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; What course of action is recommended for this large noid phal - note the black ...

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    Default Trim, Remove All, or Leave?

    What course of action is recommended for this large noid phal - note the black spot with yellow around it on the next to last leaf - I have had this plant given to me about four months ago and it has grown one new leaf in that time frame - the black spot was there initially but my vague recollection is that it has grown slightly since? Pictures following are of the top and bottom of the spot. Should I trim the spot out with a sharp knife, remove the leaf completely or leaf it alone and see what happens to the leaf/plant?
    Thanks! Mike



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    Hi Mike,

    It looks like sun-burn to me. If it is not mushy, leave it alone. The plant and the rest of the leaf looks healthy from the photos. Hope that helps!

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    to what BD has said , but if you are really really worried you could spray the plant with a fungiside .

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    I concur with Bruce and Murray because they know lots more that I do. Love your Avatar, is that your kitty.
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    Hi Molly Taco - Yep, that is one of my black and white kitties. You might note that he was not too happy to be forced to wear the hat for the "photo shoot"? :-) I like your upside down one too and was going to post one of mine upside down as well. They can sure be cute! :-)

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    Of course HE wasn't happy - it's a ladies hat!!! My cat would be gone in a shot if I tried to put anything on her head!!

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    Good point Diane! I thought about mentioning that point. I actually had to catch him at a rather sedated mood. :-) Probably should put this in another thread - but here is a photo of both my cats - LG ( for little guy - who is actually a pretty BIG guy - always has to get in every box available regardless of the size, and Squeaker (she cannot "meow" like a normal cat - is very small and squeaks instead of meows).


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    Aha, Mike! I now know what to do with my extra boxes! Your kitty wants them!

    Both look like fun trouble! My smaller female has become a bit of a terror, but it's payback. She has a long memory and she hasn't forgotten how my older black enjoyed pouncing her for sport when she was younger.

    Thanks for the pictures!

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    They are beautiful. How do you keep them so white? I find it impossible with my Shih Tzu.

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    If you are a cat lover that is one of the advantages over other pets - they are meticulous cleaners of themselves and even each other. If I could only get them to clean the house too! :-)

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