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Ernieg96

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What is this? I saw this stuff on three of my paphs and they’re all close to each other, so I suspect whatever it is to be transmissible.347FFED8-C197-4C64-8456-E4D0226BEB0A.jpegCD1DB9C0-145E-4DBB-A8AA-20D715CCA317.jpegEB11FF15-2CEE-41C6-8BCE-47BF2F6EB72D.jpeg

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Humidity 60s-70s
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Top watering every 4-5 days, then fertilize 75ppm K-Lite
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Oxalis seeds?
I don’t think they are. Definitely a sticky goo that seems to be sitting on the surface of the leaf (no penetration into the leaf)
 

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Excrement of a common house fly?
I laughed at first but after looking at pictures and videos...it just might be. 😂 I’ve had some large house flies buzzing around the space lately too, so I can’t rule fly poop out as an explanation for this
 

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More commonly known as “Fly Specks”!
Two of the pics are at the edge of a clipped leaf. I suppose maybe there was some kind of exudate at the wound/clipped leaf?
 

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More commonly known as “Fly Specks”!
Two of the pics are at the edge of a clipped leaf. I suppose maybe there was some kind of exudate at the wound/clipped leaf?
I had never heard of the term! Learn something new everyday. The wound has been sealed for sometime, but I have some more of these specks on other plants, too
 
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