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Sep 21, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Hi. I have many night blooming cereus. I live in Southern California. Many of them have been getting something that starts out as circular splotches, then it eventually kills the leaf. I need help before it kills all my plants. Thanks
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Sep 21, 2016 6:25 PM CST
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It could be Epiphyllum Mosaic Disease. Its a plant virus spread by aphids and other sucky bugs.

There is no treatment, just prevention. I would start by quarantining the affected plants.
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