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Newbie: New Onc. has spotted and yellow leaf tips

9 years ago


I'm a longtime lurker, but this is my first post. (I've learned SO much from the GW community. Thanks, everyone!) I just received an Onc. Twinkle 'Fragrance Fantasy' from a well-reviewed ebay seller - it's my second orchid and first Oncidium.

The seller said spotting on Oncidium leaves is common and harmless. I researched, and it sounds like brown pinprick-like spots are normal, but my plant's spots are different.

It has brown spots outlined in yellow on several leaves. Some spots are just yellow or brown. The edges of the spotted leaf tips are yellow, but not dried out.

So here are some pics (I couldn't embed them, sorry!):

The plant looks healthy otherwise and has both several spikes and new growth. Is this spotting/discoloration just cosmetic, or should I return the plant? Any advice would be really appreciated!

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