A warning from our friend Leland
Miyano from information originating from botanist David Scherberich.|
There is now a very bad Anthurium blight
which may be spreading. At least two gardens in France have had
to deal with this one which has no cure. The one that is really bad
is Xanthomonas campestris pv. dieffenbachiae which
causes the leaf margins to turn yellow and all the leaves to drop. I
would suggest you be very careful about buying new Anthurium
right now! This has the potential to kill an entire collection.
Some species appear resistant but others spread it quickly. Some
commercial growers in Hawaii lost almost entire crops of ornamental Anthurium
(the kind you buy in the store) so be very careful about buying any Anthurium
in a local nursery or discount store!
Any of you that are knowledgeable about this blight please pass along
what you know.
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