Is this Mosaic Virus? Or any other Virus?

karanb1r(9)May 27, 2012

Do i have a problem on my hands?

I was worried after reading another post....

I have only received bulbs from one person, and the bulbs looked fine... Hopefully this is just insect damage.. or something else.

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Well, the last pic is mealy bugs-- use a systemic insecticide and move it away from your others....

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 10:06PM
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snowdogmama(high mountain desert Zone 5)

Yes, at a minimum, you have mealy bugs. To immediately kill the little pests, spray with alchol and water at a 50 percent solution. Then treat with systemic to discover if the plant is infected with a virus.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 10:10PM
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So what I have is something curable right?

So no mosaic?

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 10:34PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of virused leaves. You be the judge as far as yours are concerned.. as you know best what yours look like. Yours do appear to be more like spots than the actual moasic pattern, and it does appear that you do infact have mealy bugs,but never having had mealy bugs (so far) I'm not sure what their sucking would do to the leaves...I do wish you luck..
I will say that the Oskar in the first picture showed the moasic pattern right off the bat..most often the leaves come out clear and healthy looking and then when the weather gets hot or they are stressed for some other reason then the sympoms appear (at least for me, living in the cooler coastal northeast....



    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 8:21PM
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Haha I wish it were that simple... I honestly do not know what to look for...

To me they look different but some aspects look the same...


    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 12:11AM
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It looks like more than one type of insect has damaged the leaves.You would have a very hard time telling if there are mosaic symptoms,with all that damage.I lean toward it being only insect damage.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2012 at 11:22PM
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Cool good to know... Thanks!!!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 4:00AM
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My botanist friend concluded it was just insect damage...

So all is good!!!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 8:18PM
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