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I think my neo has a cold

This is a discussion on I think my neo has a cold within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I think it caught something. I woke up yesterday and found spots on one leaf. ...

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    I think it caught something. I woke up yesterday and found spots on one leaf. At first I thought mites and did a dishsoap/cinnamon bath cause I seen silvery threads, but now I'm starting to wonder. Here is a pic and tell me what you think. Save the leaf for perform an operation? Also if it is bacteria, do you think that Bayer Advanced 3 in 1 would be a little harsh to use?
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    Hi Jenny , did you check close for scale ? around the base of the leaves . I would remove the leaf ,the dark in the center looks suspicious might be rot if it is soft . I would spray it , be sure to keep out of the sun and the Temp. is not cold when you use it have a couple of friends that used Bayer when it was cold and it damaged leaves . Don't know if it was the same spray or not . If you have a magnifying glass to check for bugs that would be good . Gin

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    While I'm not great at plant illness, I've had my problems with things that look "similar" and the advice from others on this forum is to CUT IT OUT!!!!!! and save the plant. It looks nasty like possibly bacterial. If you have RD-20 mix 2 teasp per gallon and spray everything. Since I've been using this stuff, I have noticed significantly less "stuff" on the plants. While we aren't supposed to promote any retail store, if you PM me I can tell you where I purchased the RD-20.

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    I didn't take any chances. I sprayed with Bayer Advance 3 in 1. I diluted to half strength so hopefully it's not as harsh. I'm going to go ahead and spray the whole collection I usually do the divided Catts once a month. Never did the Neos or other plants though. I cut the leaf and treated with Peroxide and cinnamon. Now to pray to the Orchid Gods for good growing and health.

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    Most likely it is fungal or bacterial. Keep the leaves dry especially in colder conditions.

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