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Old 05-28-2019, 11:47 PM
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Im having what looks like leaf burn on some of my paphs. Is this due to fertilizer or light or something else. Please advice.

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Old 05-29-2019, 12:00 AM
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because i'm a relatively new grower who hasn't dealt with pests/diseases very much, i can't say whether it's caused by a pathogen. BUT i can tell you that several of my phals (which like low light) have developed that strange pitting/scarring due to being exposed to direct light for much too long, so it may be a lighting issue. the leaves on your paph look like a pale green, almost a bit yellow, which is a symptom of overexposure to light. i searched up paph venustum and it seems that the species is more shade-loving.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:14 AM
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because i'm a relatively new grower who hasn't dealt with pests/diseases very much, i can't say whether it's caused by a pathogen. BUT i can tell you that several of my phals (which like low light) have developed that strange pitting/scarring due to being exposed to direct light for much too long, so it may be a lighting issue. the leaves on your paph look like a pale green, almost a bit yellow, which is a symptom of overexposure to light. i searched up paph venustum and it seems that the species is more shade-loving.
Thanks for confirming. I was suspecting too much light also.
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Do you have access to a good magnifier, say 10x or better? I would check for insects. To my mind it doesn't exhibit the usual signs of sunburn.
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That is neither nutritional nor light-related. I'd be looking for insects/mites as well.
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That is neither nutritional nor light-related. I'd be looking for insects/mites as well.
Hi Ray, so i went and bought a magnifier. Seems i have a mite infestation. Small red mites it looks like. How can i control them in a home setting?

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Do you have access to a good magnifier, say 10x or better? I would check for insects. To my mind it doesn't exhibit the usual signs of sunburn.
The hand magnifier revealed Mites. Lots of them
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