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Do I need to cut the leaves off? white dots + black mark

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Aimee_phal, Apr 25, 2017.

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Do I need to cut the affected leaves off?

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  1. Aimee_phal

    Aimee_phal New Member

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    I need some help pretty please.

    This gorgeous Phalaenopsis was gifted to me 8 weeks ago and is my very first orchid.

    8 weeks ago one leaf had a large brown spot. Over the weeks this spot has dried out and turned black. I thought this may be a sunburn mark?

    More recently another leaf has developed an indented oval with tiny white spots.

    Does my orchid have a disease?

    I've googled some youtube clips which suggest cutting any infected leaves off. I don't want to cut the plant unless I really have to.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Fumiaki Takahashi

    Fumiaki Takahashi miniature orchidaholic

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    Just cut the affected area + a 1 cm buffer off.
    Put cinnomon powder on the wounds.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    In my opinion, if the damage to the edge of that leaf is not growing, leave it alone. The other leaves do look like the onset of sunburn damage, and those areas will. Likely turn parchment-like. Again, do nothing.
     
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  4. AnonYMouse

    AnonYMouse aka Ree, the not-so-stealthy lurker

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    What Ray said.

    If concerned, mark the border with a sharpie. If the spot grows beyond the boarder fast, cut.
     
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I also think it looks like sunburn. As the sun gets higher in the sky, the light coming through a window can change and what was bright indirect light can become too hot for the plant.
     
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  6. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

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    Newest spot looks like sun burn to me common here in Florida if I'm not watchful. The side older leaf spot not so clear.Just watch for a while is my official human Doctor suggestion. Tincture of time will tell.
     
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