Sammon's opuntia virus

Virus / Mycoplasma

Cactus virus X

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Viruses cause a variety of symtoms, usually a mottling of leaves or stems, or growth distortions.


Viruses can be spread by insects such as aphids in the greenhouse, or by taking cuttings with an unsterilised knife.

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There is no cure, infected plants should be destroyed. Insects in the greenhouse must be controlled.

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