I purchased a selection of "bloomed out" orchids at a local nursery for cheap prices and some have black specks on the top and bottom of the leaves (some spots are puffy and there's a dark green circle around the black spot). Is this the dreaded "Orchid Virus" which means I have to destroy these plants? Is there a way to cure this.
Can the virus be transmitted communally or must the plants come in contact with each others sap (like using one pair of sciscors on an infected plant without sterilizing and then using on another)? I haven't done any trimming on them but they have been sitting next to the other orchids.
Most importanly, if it is communal can it be passed to my Nepenthes?
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