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Old 07-13-2015, 12:56 PM
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What is eating my new orchid growths?


Hi all,

I'm growing this orchid outside in Southern California and can't figure out what's eating the tips of the new growths.

I've attached 2 pics; if anyone has any idea, please let me know.

Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:24 PM
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Hi Debbie,
I think it might be snails or slugs you can see they also have done some damage to your leaves. There are natural ways to get rid of them as well as regular pesticides. To confirm you have snails you could put out some lettuce pieces or a little beer in a dish and see if the snails go to it over night. If you look around you may just see some of their shells. If you do a quick google search on how to get rid of slugs and snails on orchids you will get a ton of info... Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:31 PM
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Snails


Hi,

I did sprinkle some Sluggo (the wildlife and pet safe kind) on it but maybe it didn't work in time. I have one new untouched growth I will keep an eye on. Also resprinkled some more Sluggo. Thanks!
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:38 PM
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That's good! Keep an eye out to make sure it's not snails too. They are a real pest. They will lay eggs in the roots and potting mix and they can do alot of damage really fast.
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:51 PM
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Sluggo is for snails too, despite the name! Thanks so much.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:05 PM
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Oh! Lol! I didn't know that! Good luck with your orchid, I hope it makes a full recovery
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