Pests and Diseases forum: Orchid from BBS

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Name: Aimee
Long Island (Zone 7a)
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AimeeLane
Apr 23, 2015 7:04 AM CST
Hello,
I bought an Orchid yesterday from a BBS and low and behold, this morning I wake up to discover what I think is a spider mite infestation. There are whitish webs all over the base of the plant and some between leaves as well. [I'm VERY itchy right now, lol]
The leaves are starting to get spotty and bruised.
I've moved the orchid as far away from my other house plants as possible.

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good home-made pesticide recipe that will be safe for the plant?
I would really appreciate the help!

"I don't care about spots on my apples- leave me the birds and the bees"
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Apr 23, 2015 8:32 AM CST
Welcome to ATP. I know little about the specific pests of orchids but the American Orchid Society has a couple of articles about mites:

https://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=131
https://www.aos.org/Default.aspx?id=518

You might want to ask your question on the ATP orchid forum:
http://garden.org/forums/view/orchids/
Name: Aimee
Long Island (Zone 7a)
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AimeeLane
Apr 23, 2015 9:09 AM CST
Thanks!
"I don't care about spots on my apples- leave me the birds and the bees"

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