it was doing fine with no brown spots and over the course of about a month it has made all of the brown spots copy and paste to browser(sorry) file:///Users/adamsmith/Desktop/Photo%203.jpg thank you adam
Post by mitchelldavis76 on Dec 27, 2009 8:49:47 GMT 7
Adam, What are your temps in the tank? Do you have other plants in the tank that show this same problem? I would think Sunbelle is right, but your plant would have to be in the low 40's (Or lower)quite a bit to have cold spotting. And I would think that water damage would be attacking the crown. The strange thing is there is no damage down the center of the leaves or on the lower leaves. And I wouldn't think spider mites because there wouldn't be a pattern to the damage. So, my guess is... heat burn from your lighting. That would explain why it's mainly affecting the newer leaves. It may be growing to close to the lights. But again, just a guess. Mitchell
Its not burn from lights, that would make the leaves pale, not spotted.
It is a fungus caused by too cool plus too humid conditions. Often happens to lowlanders in the winter.
What temps has this plant has been experiencing?
Since it looks like cold stress and fungus, let the soil dry a bit more than you have been allowing it too before watering again and raise the day time temps. Perhaps increase lighting levels.
This disease is very rarely fatal, more like athlete's foot really, but it is showing the plant is not happy about something...
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Farmer Seed and Nursery
Four Seasons Nursery
House of Wesley
Richard Owen Nursery
How do garbage companies like these stay in business, ripping people off year
it's not light burns, the macro is about 1 1/2 feet from my light but it has been growing fine for the last 2 years in that same spot in the freezer( like Jeremiah's). the temps are about 70ish during the day and 50ish during the night. none of the other plants in the freezer are showing the spots either. dave- thanks for the information ill try to move it closer to the lights which will also heat it up a little and dry it out some. thank you all for your help lets hope this works adam