Houseplants forum: Mystery brown spots on philodendron xanadu

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adam1980
Dec 15, 2017 5:54 AM CST
Hey everyone!

My beautiful indoor philodendron xanadu started getting these mysterious brown spots. Some leaves are totally fine and healthy, but many are affected... Some leaves only have a single spot but many others have clusters of several spots all over. I dont seem to find what is troubling my xanadu.
I haven't changed its position or changed the watering or any other conditions. Could it be a pest? Confused
Don't want my baby to die! Help is much appreciated !

Thank you all and have a great day! Smiling

Adam


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purpleinopp
Dec 15, 2017 1:52 PM CST
It could be scale.
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WillC
Dec 16, 2017 1:13 PM CST
Can you post a photo of the entire plant that also shows the pot?
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adam1980
Dec 19, 2017 5:30 AM CST
Hello everyone,

Thank you for your responses.
I've included some more pictures.
I also thoroughly checked the plant for any insect activity but really could find none. The brown spots are virtually flat and seem "integrated" within the leaf since the other side of the leaf looks brown as well. I'd say the sports are no thicker than 1 millimeter.
You help and insight are greatly appreciated!

Regards and merry Christmas to you!

Adam
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WillC
Dec 19, 2017 11:28 AM CST
Scale insects don't look like insects and they don't move noticeably. However, if the brown spots are slightly raised and scrape off easily with your fingernail, then they are probably scale, as Tiffany suggested. Otherwise, I think the spots can safely be ignored. New leaves should emerge spot free.
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