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Orange spots on Easter cactus

Posted by Dekumask 6b (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 3:39

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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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

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


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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

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.


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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

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

tj


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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

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.


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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

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.


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RE: Orange spots on Easter cactus

Might as well treat for scale....

Josh


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