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    Default rot fungus or just bad?

    My Equestris var. aparrii has lost a couple of leaves recently. The brown spot inside the leaf looks like rot to me but it is not fast moving like rot would be. I can't promise that water did not splash inside the leaf axil and sit there....just not sure. But I lost another leaf so I doubt that was it. Any ideas?
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    Hi , are you sure the plant does not have spider mites ? I would remove the leaf with the spot on it , my biggest concern would be the dark down low on it . Also would not hurt to repot it removing bad roots . are you growing it in s/h ? Gin

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    Jun 2004
    Louisville, KY


    Yes, growing in s/h. That really bad looking leaf has since fallen off but I still have those with the brown down low. I will go ahead and repot and see what I find. In this case, is it okay to re-use the pellets or not?

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    I would use new or already cleaned pellets. I would not re-use these pellets until they have been cleaned. You could soak these used pellets in bleach water for 24 hours, let them dry, then rinse and re-use them as if they were new; to be safe.

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    May 2005
    Colorado Springs

    Default what kind of pellets?

    Just curious what kind of pellets are you using? My mediums always been
    sphag, lava rocks, medium bark. Is that Aussie rock?

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    Jun 2004
    Louisville, KY


    I use PrimeAgra, which is a form of LECA (Clay pellets).

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