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Old 03-29-2013, 12:29 AM
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Yikes! What's going on here?

This is my white noid Phal that's been opening slowly for a while. While checking things out when I got home, I saw this on 2 of the blooms.

What is it?

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:33 AM
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The smaller brown spots remind me of botrytis petal blight. The larger rotten section on the left could be the same infection or another infection. Try to increase air circulation and prevent water from falling on the petals. Good luck
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:37 AM
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The smaller brown spots remind me of botrytis petal blight. The larger rotten section on the left could be the same infection or another infection. Try to increase air circulation and prevent water from falling on the petals. Good luck
Ahh! Thank you. Looked it up, and it seems that's what it is. My greenhouse ceiling is dripping from the humidity inside, and that must be what happened. I don't water the Phals overhead. I'll readjust my fans.
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What is your humidity levels in there ?
Maybe adjust the fans and open some vents for a few hours a day to stop the dripping?
I'm interested in what brooks input would be with dripping.....
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My ceiling only drips when it is raining outside. There is nothing you can do about it and the drips are almost never in the same spot. I don't use misters or foggers to raise the humidity so never have the problem when it is dry outside.

I've never seen botrytis that bad so didn't offer an opinion. The only type I've seen has been a gray dot on a bloom - Brigitte has scary botrytis.

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My ceiling only drips when it is raining outside. There is nothing you can do about it and the drips are almost never in the same spot. I don't use misters or foggers to raise the humidity so never have the problem when it is dry outside.

I've never seen botrytis that bad so didn't offer an opinion. The only type I've seen has been a gray dot on a bloom - Brigitte has scary botrytis.

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I thought this wasn't normal for a green house.... Bridgette I think you may need to increase the air flow and let out some of that steamy humidity bring it down a tad via vents. Let's not see scary botrytis turn into scary something else.....

keep the steamy humidity with the wonderful hubby but not so much in the greenhouse lol
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When you have high humidity it collects on the metal parts of the g/h and drips. Cool metal + high humidity = drips. Sometimes during a heavy rain I will get condensation running down the inside of the walls. This is not the type of humidity you want.

Growing in a g/h is always full of surprises. Today is sunny and when the first big vent fan runs my humidity will be under 20%.

I almost choked the other day when reading on another forum about the benefits of growing in a warm humid g/h all the time. I was on my 9th day of no sun, heat running off and on all day and night, with the high temp of 62. They also said you can't grow a Phal bellina if your temps ever go below 68. I don't let my bellina read the internet so I can keep it stupid.

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I almost choked the other day when reading on another forum about the benefits of growing in a warm humid g/h all the time. I was on my 9th day of no sun, heat running off and on all day and night, with the high temp of 62. They also said you can't grow a Phal bellina if your temps ever go below 68. I don't let my bellina read the internet so I can keep it stupid.

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yes, your bellinas must stay stupid. cuz they obviously don't like your greenhouse at all, with those low temps and stuff. actually, i think you should just avoid the issue and send them all to me! my house doesn't get much below 68 very often.
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How about sending it to me? In Singapore, it's practically impossible to have low temperatures.
Nah, just joking. I saw the same effects on phals before, but never this bad.
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yes, your bellinas must stay stupid. cuz they obviously don't like your greenhouse at all, with those low temps and stuff. actually, i think you should just avoid the issue and send them all to me! my house doesn't get much below 68 very often.
Ahhhhh, you are so sweet to volunteer to give them a home. Spring is coming, maybe, so they will be fine for the next few months. If I hear them complaining next winter I might take you up on your offer. A crying bellina breaks my heart.

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