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Old 11-30-2014, 04:37 PM
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Miltassia brown bulbs!

Hey guys

I d need some advice about my miltassia "Cairns New River" plant.
I have it a few months now and it seems to be healthy. There were no new bulbs during these months about I thought that the plant needed to adjust in greek climate (hot July- August summer) from the german, where it was sent.

However a couple of weeks now I noticed decoloration in some leafs and after a few days fell off and one bulb turns to brown. It's not mussy or soft in touch but I m concern.

Recently I repot it to a clay pot because the old pot was so small that the plant couldn't stand! The room I keep it is east and light. I keep 10 other orchid plants in there that seems to doing very good. 3 phals, 2 cycnoches, laelia lobato, ancistrochilus rosch. maxillaria. Everyone of these seems great. But Miltassia concerns me.

I have lost one miltassia plant before (the only plant I have lost) due to bad watering and I really don't lose an other one.

I m uploading some pics and looking for your opinion and advices

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I don't grow these but it looks like brown rot. It may not feel soft on the outside but it is on the inside and will soon be on the outside. You need to remove the infected bulb and treat everything but the roots with a fungicide that contains copper. If you cannot find this quickly, dip everything but the roots in Isopropyl alcohol (after removing the infected bulb). This spreads very quickly.
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I don't grow these but it looks like brown rot. It may not feel soft on the outside but it is on the inside and will soon be on the outside. You need to remove the infected bulb and treat everything but the roots with a fungicide that contains copper. If you cannot find this quickly, dip everything but the roots in Isopropyl alcohol (after removing the infected bulb). This spreads very quickly.
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I'd also remove the brown backbulb right away.
What do you have it potted in? I can't tell from the pic if it is bark or coconut chunks? Usually orchids with fine roots you would use a little smaller media (if bark) to maintain a little more moisture. If that is coco - then might be OK........
Some crinkling of the leaves indicates it might want some added humidity if you can provide it - placed on a humidity tray helps minimally (some is better than none) -
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I don't grow these but it looks like brown rot. It may not feel soft on the outside but it is on the inside and will soon be on the outside. You need to remove the infected bulb and treat everything but the roots with a fungicide that contains copper. If you cannot find this quickly, dip everything but the roots in Isopropyl alcohol (after removing the infected bulb). This spreads very quickly.
Good luck!


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I just remembered! The last Miltassia I lost was in the same clay pot I recently repot this one!!!!

Are the other orchids in danger of this? I placed a zygopetalum near this miltassia...

This fugicide with copper is easy to find?
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You might want to investigate and see if you have either physan 20 or phyton 27 available where you live? This link will describe the advantages of each. I've found physan 20 to be a super product - have not yet tried the other......

http://www.avsa.org/sites/default/fi...r%20Phyton.pdf
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You might want to investigate and see if you have either physan 20 or phyton 27 available where you live? This link will describe the advantages of each. I've found physan 20 to be a super product - have not yet tried the other......

http://www.avsa.org/sites/default/fi...r%20Phyton.pdf
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Is this contagious? Need to separate the miltassia from other plants?
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I have had this twice and neither time did any of my other orchids get infected but, as a precaution, you may want to treat your other plants as well. As you can see, I don't have much experience with this.

Here is a website that I find useful:

Orchid Pests, Orchid Diseases
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I have had this twice and neither time did any of my other orchids get infected but, as a precaution, you may want to treat your other plants as well. As you can see, I don't have much experience with this.

Here is a website that I find useful:

Orchid Pests, Orchid Diseases
Thank you for your help

I bought a fugicide that a specialist in the shop suggest me. I remove all the bark and I cut the brown bulbs and slit the plant in two. I treat the plants as the specialist told me and now I hope for the best... I really hope at least one of them to be great
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Angraecum infected too?

Hi guys again

I noticed some brown spots in a couple of leaves at my "Angraecum sesquipedale"

Is it possible to be the same fugus with Miltassia?

What can I do for the Angraecum?

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Could it be scale? Does it rub off?
It doesn't look like the same thing, though.
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That looks like scale to me , i just spent 2 weeks getting rid of that nasty with safers spray on my phaphs .
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It looks to me more like an indentation where a spot of leaf dies? If that's what it is I had one on the edge of a Phal. leaf over a year ago and the patch just dried up. I never discovered why but suspected I had spilled something on it. Hope this is nothing worse.
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