The professional Orchid nurseries nemesis is starting up strongly for the hot Southern Summer.
The dreaded two spotted spider mite is off and away thanks to Melbourne’s hot super dry summer.
The lack of humidity, thanks to no real rain for months, isn’t helping at all.
These tiny near invisible arachnids (spider and tick relatives) run around madly in hot weather laying down tiny webs and sucking orchid leaves dry.>
They behave like orchid mosquitoes and...
Orchid spots. Nasty Weepy spots on my Dendrobium Orchid leaves. YUK! But relax!!!
Holey Moley they look AWEFULL. My Dendrobium orchid are all going to DIE!!!
Its Botritis fungal spot. Also known as Grey Mould (Strawberries) . The good thing is its nowhere near fatal, just a bit concerning.
A bit like Tinea, unpleasant, but not the end of the world.
As you can see in the below two pictures as the leaf aborts the Fungal spoes break through as the typical "Grey Mould" like you get on over ripe strawberries.