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Sick Phal???

Has anyone else had this problem with a Phal
All of my other ones look great and this one is treated the same way but acting strange.
Would appreciate any insight into the problem.
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plant seems healthy!maybe where it hasbeen sunlight perhaps has filtered through at various angles.dont suspect a virus,other leaves growing well.
Any sort of spray used near the plant for bugs etc.that has created pigmentation on leaf?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:29 PM
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Thank you. No, no sprays of any kind. They are strictly indoor plants under lights.I will keep watching. it.
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That appears similar to a virus. Without knowing, you should isolate the plant since treatment is iffy at best but a virus, should that be the case, can be disastrous. The same mottled appearance looks as though it may be starting on another leaf.
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Was it in a cold area?
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No Jenny, they are all kept under lights indoors. I do keep a few outdoors in the summer but the answer to your question is no it didn't get cold. It is shooting out some nice roots and a new leaf so I can't imagine what it could be. Thanks for reading and your interest.
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Ok growing under lights indoors .... How close to the light and is the set up near a window ?
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I meant to ask also, how long have you had this phal? I'm asking because It almost looks like it may have had neem oil on it at one time or something oil based to shine the leaves and this showed up later since under lights. Or may be a mineral deficiency. Have you tried the epsomsalt trick for that?
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One thing I would ask myself, do I need a plant looking like this in my collection.

Looking at it all I can say it is not normal growth and leaf colour, even in the older leaves you can see faint marks!, weather it is caused by virus or poor growing conditions, it is difficult to say.
Giving it a good dose of Epsom Salts may green it up, but will it solve the problems!

(Epsom Salts is often used by dishonest people to green up the leaves to cover up viruses and other problems).
I personally would just bin it!
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If Epson Salts greens up any discoloration then there was a nutrient deficiency in the plant. You cannot change discoloration due to a virus.

Is it a virus, I don't know. Like Ron I would probably eliminate the plant to be on the safe side.

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Thank you everyone for your suggestions and insight into my problem. I can't believe this one leave since the rest of the plant looks so good and is sending out new roots.
The Grower who gave it to me said it had been Virus tested so I am giving it one more chance. I am going to cut off the one bad leaf and apply Cinammon to the cut. Then we shall see!!!!
Thank you all again.
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Why would you cut off the leaf? Whatever the problem, it is internal, not external. If the plant does have a virus, removing the leaf wouldn't eliminate the virus from the rest of the plant. This leaf can still supply nutrients to the problem, it's ugly but useful to the plant.

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grand, your plant look aweful. Look like virus to me. better separate from the rest of the plant. Keep an eye and see if further leaf spot like this one on the other new leaf. If nothing happens then may be just fertilizer overdose. (then again fertilizer overdoze dont look like that) i am a lose too.
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