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LucyKemmitz
Mar 28, 2017 10:10 PM CST
We have a new bird of paradise plant that is an indoor plant.

In the last week or so some of the leaves have developed a very pretty but odd ring circle pattern on them. It doesn't look like it's something that is good for the plant!

Would love any insight or advice on what to do.

Thank you.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Mar 29, 2017 5:38 AM CST
Welcome! LucyKemnitz

We used to have 'spiraling whitefly' here in Florida that made that pattern. But I notice this is a houseplant! I'd check it for pests just to be sure anyway.
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sooby
Mar 29, 2017 7:13 AM CST
Welcome!

I would be concerned about a ringspot virus but I have no idea if Strelitzia is suceptible to any:

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plantmanager
Mar 29, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I've never seen anything like this, but if it's new, take it back to the place you got it.
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LucyKemmitz
Apr 9, 2017 9:47 AM CST
Thank you everyone - Sooby. This is exactly what it was. Thanks so much.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 9, 2017 9:49 AM CST
Did you take it back, Lucy? I hope you now have a healthy one!
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