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Old 03-02-2022, 08:12 PM
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Just repotted my Amazing Thailand Rainbow, I've been fertilizing regularly and watering regularly as it dries out.

I made the mistake of using my 20 20 20 at too high of a concentration, just wanted to see if yall think this is fertilizer salt build up or some fungus?

Going to try and rinse it out and go lighter on the fertilizer
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Old 03-02-2022, 08:24 PM
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I can't see well enough because it's so small. That might be mealy bugs. Look closely with a magnifying glass.

What genus of orchid is it?
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Old 03-03-2022, 04:56 AM
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I can't see well enough because it's so small. That might be mealy bugs. Look closely with a magnifying glass.

What genus of orchid is it?

Repotted this a month ago so the bark is pretty fresh, definitely not bugs. I think it is salt build up from the fertilizer the more I look at it.

It's a cattleya ! RLC Amazing Thailand
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I suspect it’s a mold growing on decomposing bark, and nothing to worry about until the decomposition progresses further.
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Mold often invades newly repotted plants that is easily seen but then fades away to where we don't notice it anymore. Mold isn't typically harmful.
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