I guess I should have expected it sooner or later, but I think I have a problem. I have these white patches on my S. leucophylla. I'm thinking they might be mealys, but I'm honestly not sure. I don't see any around the rhizome, and these spots aren't like anything I've seen online. These spots are just on the pitchers. In playing with my new camera, I've gotten these pictures.
Are these mealys? I wouldn't be too surprised if they were. I found mealys on a phal of mine that I didn't immediately repot when I bought it from Lowes (learned my lesson). However, this orchid is inside and upstairs and my plants are outside on the back porch. I've also noticed a lot of ants around my plants recently. I didn't think they were a problem, but I read that they can cultivate mealys. So. What do I have? How should I treat it?