a question: fern virus
MetroVavin at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 13:14:22 EST 2000
I have an unknown fern (8 inch dark green wide shiny pinnate leaves on
stalks) and when I bought it a few fronds had cloudy white spots that I
thought were variagation. Shortly after I bought the fern, a bird's nest
fern grew a frond with the same spots, which I removed, and since then the
bird's nest fern has been ok, but it made me suspicious of the original
plant's health. I have since learned that such discoloration can be
produced by viri (viruses). I cut the affected fronds and all was well for
a month or so, but recently a new frond also had the white spots.
Is this likely to be a virus, and should I discard the two infected plants,
or is removing infected leaves a valid method of control?
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