Orange spots on Easter cactus

dekumask(6b)August 15, 2014

Is this fusarium? It looks sort of like some of the pictures I've seen of that... but the plant perpetually has a lot of healthy-looking new growth, and it has so far not been dropping segments like I'd think a sick plant of this type usually would.

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ltecato(9)

They look like droplets of something oily. Are they evenly distributed or just in one part of the plant?

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 3:56AM
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dekumask(6b)

It's on several parts, but not the same amount everywhere. The pictured segment was the worst. Some have so little that it's hard to see.

Not sure what sort of oily substance could've gotten on it, unless there's some kind of bug that would do it.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 4:33AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Looks like it could be a type of red scale. Have you tried to rub it off?

tj

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 5:27PM
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ltecato(9)

I guess scale also. If there is any sticky sweet smelling stuff on the segments, that would be a strong indicator. Otherwise, maybe someone was drinking a Starbucks frappuccino and sneezed on it.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 9:37PM
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dekumask(6b)

Haven't tried rubbing it off. I thought of that, but I was afraid to touch it.

Someone somewhere else also says it looks like red scale, though.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 9:44PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Might as well treat for scale....

Josh

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 9:52PM
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