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Hey everyone, is this a chop job? This spot seems to have gotten bigger over the past week. 

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if this was a poll i'd chop and treat the rest of the plant with Manzcozeb or similar but you probably know this. nice plant, i really just wanted to say i love the gradient in colour ,-)

 

 

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It's really borderline. Personally, I think it'll probably progress in the lowest part because you can already see various infected spots. Cutting brings other risks though because it opens wounds for the pathogens. I would probably cut, but it's a thin thin line. 

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2 hours ago, Evil Genius said:

It's really borderline. Personally, I think it'll probably progress in the lowest part because you can already see various infected spots. Cutting brings other risks though because it opens wounds for the pathogens. I would probably cut, but it's a thin thin line. 

borderline? 100% fungal stem spot, blight type infection. treat it hard with a good fungicide, start with copper or the one mentioned above. repeat in ten days. no results go to a systemic fungicide. 

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I hate to be a downer but variegates like this are doomed once they show this infection. You might stave it off for a while, but it's prolonging the inevitable in my experience.

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@Glaukus

Do you think the whole column is doomed? 

 

Varis in my climate are a horror story lol

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9 hours ago, Pedro99 said:

@Glaukus

Do you think the whole column is doomed? 

 

Varis in my climate are a horror story lol

Look, it might survive. I was probably being overly pessimistic. Ive killed many variegates, some through lack of care, some through no fault of my own. I have found that once they show the symptoms, the disease is usually well established in the tissue and no matter how hard I cut, it reappears.

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Is anyone interested in taking the healthy looking part to graft up?

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In addition to fungicide etc, maybe a brightly lit, well ventilated, dry environment would assist the plant's recovery? Just a hunch. But maybe it's worth relocating the pot. 

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