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Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Kate Horsfield, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Kate Horsfield

    Kate Horsfield New Member

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    Two of my restrepias have blackened leaf tips. I tried trimming off the affected area and wiping with cinnamon ... but one of them has gotten way worse. This plant keeps blooming and blooming as if nothing is wrong but the leaves are diseased. (None of my other plants are affected). I'm wondering if anyone can help me out with this? I've enclosed a photo of one of the two plants.
    Thanks for any advice!
     

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    carl Active Member

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    how much and what kind (tap, R/O, deionized, etc.) water? How much humidity? How much light, etc?
     
  3. Kate Horsfield

    Kate Horsfield New Member

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    I have medium light (1500 fc), 70% humidity plus air circulation during the daytime. I spray each morning and water about twice a week. Fertilize with MSU formula about every two weeks.
    I've had these two Restrepias for several years and they are great at producing flowers even tho the leaves seem burned or have a fungus...
     
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    Could these just be the oldest leaves? Most look good.
     
  5. Kate Horsfield

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    The Restrepia in the photo looks sort of OK but the second one (pictured below) is way more infected and all leaves including new ones get a burned affect on the leaf tips. As I said I tried trimming off the diseased area and covering with cinnamon but it didn't stop the damage. Not sure what to do next and I want to keep the plant....
     

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    What kind of water do you use? Tap water, and if so is it fluoridated, reverse osmosis, deionized, distilled?

    I grew up in Ossining, so I know NYC has pretty good water, but still, it may be suspect...
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't think they are "infected". You have some leaf top burn. That is from external forces. It could be from several causes, but the water is important. It looks as if it is potted in bark. Is it firmly rooted in the pot? does the plant wobble? Do you fertilize? When was the last time it was repotted? Without answers to some of these questions, it is hard to diagnose the cause and find a solution.