Aroids forum: Help with amorphophallus paeonifolius!

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Swayback
Jul 15, 2013 2:45 PM CST
This yellow spot trouble appeared almost overnight!
I fear I may lose my plant! Or possibly even worse introduce some disease!

I've quarantined the possible offenders but what can I do to save them?
What could it be?

It looks virusy, but I think I may have given em too much sun too!
Never seen sunburn look like this...
Please any advice would be great!
Thumb of 2013-07-15/Swayback/8d531d
Thumb of 2013-07-15/Swayback/15ea59
Thumb of 2013-07-15/Swayback/e817d6

It's the plant at the bottom of the last pic, they r both the same ssp. and neither wants to unfold its leaflets...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 15, 2013 4:31 PM CST

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I don't know Sway. Per the botanical description on the IAS site by Wilbert Hetterscheid:
Distribution: Madagascar, eastwards via India to Malesia, southern China, Indochina, Polynesia, northern Australia (in almost all imaginable secondary conditions, either secondary forest or highly disturbed areas, in dappled shade or fully exposed areas, altitude 0 to 700 meters).

and images in this article http://www.isrc.in/ojs/files/journals/5/articles/135/submiss... it looks like it can take full tropical sun.

LariAnn has talked about having good results from an aspirin spray for certain afflictions. Cutting-edge plant science - A cure for your plant's viral headache?
Evan
Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
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homer1958
Jul 15, 2013 7:51 PM CST
Thumbs up Evan!
Kentucky πŸ˜” (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Jul 16, 2013 5:08 PM CST
Yea that is good to know about the aspirin!

The new replacement for messenger is called axiom, I can't really swing the price of it, it's cheap for anyone interested...
Ill defiantly be doing some aspirin spraying!
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Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
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homer1958
Jul 16, 2013 5:40 PM CST
Looks like it may be suffering from Magnesium deficiency?
Kentucky πŸ˜” (Zone 6a)
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Swayback
Jul 18, 2013 8:35 AM CST
It's progressed dramatically, looks like mosaic virus, I think it going to the curb...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jul 18, 2013 9:33 PM CST

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Sorry to hear that Sway. At lease the sibling looks healthy. Would you mind taking another pic so we know what to look out for?
I've often wondered if any Indian markets sell tubers that haven't been frozen. There's nothing around here though.
Evan
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Swayback
Jul 18, 2013 10:43 PM CST
Never had luck at the ethnic markets either...
The sickness has progressed to much more familiar mosaic pattern, I'm not sure where it came from, I'm certain that leafhoppers have spread it already, one sibling shows what may only be hopper damage, another looks more like the mosaic one now, and the fully infected one Is a sight!

It may have already moved into another amorph A. Fuscus, I'm not sure yet, they may all hit the curb next week, I'm pretty disappointed! I've been hoping for a nice voodoo lily collection for this year, sure dint look good now...

What I wonder at this point is, obviously I don't expect answers but options are welcome!

Did it come infected?
I think so, there's no konjac mosaic around here, unless it tobacco mosaic TMV that's certainly in the area...

If so, I bet these leafhoppers can sure spread it, any ideas on whether it may transmit to EE? I hope not but I bet it can! That's why they gotta go!cant risk 1000+ plants on one sick voodoo, no matter how much I hate to trash it...

Pics in daylight tmrw
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dyzzypyxxy
Jul 23, 2013 8:28 AM CST
Hey Sway, how'd you get the aspirin to dissolve?

I crushed them, put them in a glass of water and stirred. and stirred. . . . and stirred. Then I put them in warm water and that helped but still after letting the crushed aspirin sit for a day, I finally just put it in the sprayer and sprayed it with the little hunks floating around.
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