Hoyas forum→Does this look like pest damage or edema?

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shiba_ennui
Jun 1, 2021 6:51 PM CST
Hi! I just received my first hoya ever in the mail! It's a Hoya Sp Aff Burtoniae. It has these spots on it that look like slightly pitted brown dots. They're on both the top and underneath about a third of the leaves. I have it quarantined from my other plants for now because I'm afraid of spreading mites or fungus if it ends up being one of those.

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jun 1, 2021 7:31 PM CST
Welcome!

Where are you located and where did the Hoya come from. It looks like edemat to me but...
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shiba_ennui
Jun 2, 2021 2:35 PM CST
I'm located in Michigan! The hoya came from someone in Texas.
Name: Peggy
SW Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
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Magpie26
Jun 3, 2021 5:10 PM CST
It could be that your plant is a fairly recent import from Thailand. Or at least a cutting from a recent import. Meaning, it may have been living outside in a jungley situation before coming to the US to be babied. Smiling I've gotten some with those marks over the last few years. I never saw mites or fungus. I've purchased a few directly from Thailand and lost several--mostly because I didn't realize I should keep them in high humidity for a week or two to get them adapted. Good luck. Quarantine never hurt anything.

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