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Should I destroy an infected orchid?

Sun, 16th Oct 2011

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Laura Avanzo Leeke, facebook asked:

Is it true that when an orchid gets a virus I should destroy the plant to prevent infection of other plants?


Chris -   The short answer to this is almost certainly yes.  We don't know what the particular virus is that the question is asking about, but essentially, we’re thinking about a pathogen that can spread from plant to plant and therefore, if you do have an infected plant, the very sensible thing to do is to remove it.


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