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    what's wrong with my plant?

    In a previous thread I reported on how my utrics were all getting overrun by a stowaway aggressive subulata type of utric.

    Since then I dug everything up and try to save as many of them as possible while discarding the rest.

    My longifolia leaves look very strange ever since that activity. The leaves produced are not smooth and have a very lumpy texture with little dots of yellow all over.

    Is anybody familiar with this condition and what might be causing it as well as a possible remedy?

    The condition was not present prior to digging up the utric. I have used fresh standard media peat perlite and the same water as before. None of the rest of the stuff has been affected except longifolia.

    When I dug it up, I separated the root ball into multiple specimens. All of them seem to be exhibiting this same pattern on the leaves.


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    Looks like humidity may be too low and temps too high.

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    Looks like spider mites to me, check out the reddish dots on the leaves, if they crawl, its mites.

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    I second spider mites.
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    Ya, it would be best to check for mites


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    What kind of moss is that? It looks so similar to Oregon Green Moss, which is a toxic soil addition... Can't really tell from the pic.

    The tips of the moss are also black/brown... Maybe that may be a sign something is wrong in the soil. What are you watering with? Not sure if this kind of plant hates mineral buildup like neps, but just my thoughts.

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    That's sphagnum. That's what happens to it when it's too hot and doesn't have enough humidity, it blackens and rots.

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    Yea its sphagnum.
    Spider mites??!! Yikes, I think I need to get rid of the whole pot before they spread to all my other stuff!

    Wonder how it got in there. These are windowsill grown and there's a screen covering the window... 2nd floor, not ground floor...

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