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Help for Pleurothallis epiglottis

Please help! My Pleurothallis epiglottis (x4) have been very happy and flowering well. Then over the last 6 or so weeks they have been dropping leaves after a brown circle appears on the leaves around the attachment to their stems ( see photo). I have drenched and sprayed with 2 different anti-rot, anti-fungals with no improvement. I live in Sydney and we’ve had a very hot humid summer. I read that epiglottis likes 9-21degrees Celsius, so I thought maybe it’s the heat? I moved the plants to a cool spot inside and utilised a fan for air movement and a tray of pebbles for humidity......they got worse! Can anyone help me??
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It's an interesting problem, they do like 'cooler' temps than you would be providing.

It looks like fungal rot to me but some leave look ok. I would keep up the anti-rot treatment and don't keep it too wet either. Sounds like you are doing all the right things. I can't give an exact solution but I think some of the leaves look good so you might be ok even though it will set back the plant.


Hopefully someone can give better advice but I have similar species (in Geelong) and have never seen that specific problem before although I notice that the hot weather can really burn the leaves if it's gets into the high 30's so I try and protect them.

It could be that they are burnt but from the photo you have provided it does look fungal.

Anyone else have some ideas?
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