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Old 07-30-2014, 06:26 AM
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Phal Cornu Cervi Help

Just got a Phal Cornu Cervi that I was searching for a long time. But while repotting it, I noticed some marks underneath one leaf. I guess its a transport damage, but cant be certain. Also can not take risk with the plant since its something I have searched for long!!!
I have attached a few pic of the area. Please let me know what you all think!!!

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It looks like there has been some damage to the leaf and some opportunistic fungus made itself at home. Unless the black marks are soft and spread I wouldn't worry about it.

The cornu-cervi is one of my favorite species, enjoy!

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:55 AM
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Thanks Brooke.
I will keep a close eye on that and spray it with some anti-fungal in the mean time.
Also I will take this opportunity to asses a couple of information I gathered:

1. Cornu Cervi like a little more light than the usual Phals
2. They like a lot of humidity but also like their feet to be warm..so allowing the air around it to be humid while letting the potting media get fairly dry helps them grow

Now are they true or some individual observation?

Do you take any special care for them? I have mine in a 1:1 mix of coco nugget and charcoal.

Also it would be really nice to see a couple of pics of your cornu cervi..
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I'm sure I've posted pics in the past of a couple of my cornu-cervi so try the search feature. Here is one of them but I couldn't find the pic of my alba version.

Phal cornu-cervi 'Chin Yo' LUR_3259 by kentucky4, on Flickr

I wholeheartedly agree with the information in #1. I grow mine on a table in my sunniest Phal area. No direct sun but protected by shade cloth.

I wouldn't worry too much about the humidity issue since you are potting them in coco but yes, they do like to be warm.

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