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Name: Annabelle
Clifton Park, NY (Zone 5b)
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TheOrchidGirl
Jul 17, 2016 11:12 AM CST
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Help! I just noticed this on my Cattleya Orchid! What is this and how should I treat it? The name of this Orchid is Pot. Susan Fender. Thanks in advance!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Jul 17, 2016 11:41 AM CST
Mealy bugs, Annabelle. Isolate the plant immediately. Grab some Q-tips, soaked in rubbing alcohol, and gently rub those colonies of bugs off. If you even suspect that those mealy bugs are in the media zone, un-pot the plant so you can attack them everywhere you find them. After getting rid of everyone you find, rinse the plant with clear water. You won't get them all though. They will be in tiny nooks and crevices that hid them. Follow up in a week or so, doing the same thing with any you find. You might have to do this a third time. Just keep your eyes on the plant and keep it isolated.

Increase the air-movement around your plants. This is probably the most neglected of all the "Do's". The Susan Fender has a wonderful flower.
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Name: Annabelle
Clifton Park, NY (Zone 5b)
Enjoying God's wonderful creations!
Orchids Garden Ideas: Level 1
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TheOrchidGirl
Jul 17, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Thank you so much!
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jul 17, 2016 11:50 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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