DEFORMED ANTHURIUM LEAVES AND FLOWERS ? IS ONE
Overwatering causes death as it cuts off the air supply to the plant’s roots, removes vital nutrients, creates the perfect environment for fungus and mildew, and leads to root rot. Common signs of overwatering include wilting or yellowing leaves, soggy soil, a heavy pot, loose bark and mildew in the soil.
Plants that do not get enough water will look droopy or wilted and may have yellow or dry leaves toward the bottom. This happens because smart plants try to conserve what little water they have for the stem and roots while neglecting the leaves.
When it comes to plant care, mimicking the natural environment as much as possible is often one of the best ways to ensure plant survival. This is especially true when it comes to light levels.
For example, plants that generally thrive in the desert, such as succulents, will be used in full sun and that is what you should provide. Ferns tend to grow on the forest floor, so they are used to low light levels.
Yellow leaves on Lemon and Orange plants
– How to combat them: Eliminate badly affected areas; clean with a brush in small infestations. Use a systemic insecticide every 15 days or spray with soapy water (one tablespoon of liquid soap per liter of water). Ladybugs are their natural predators.
– Symptoms: Mealybugs are visible and generally secrete a kind of honeydew that makes leaves sticky, discolored, yellow and deformed. The honeydew encourages the appearance of the black mold fungus.
– It attacks… This is a very common pest, which attacks all types of ornamental plants (from orchids, as in the photo, and coleus to chamaedoreas and arecas) and fruit trees, especially citrus and olive trees.
– How to combat: Clean the affected parts with a cotton swab dipped in methyl alcohol; cottony mealybug can be controlled by spraying with soapy water. If the infestation is massive, it is best to cut it out. Move the affected plants to a cooler place with more light. Apply an insecticide and repeat the treatment two to three times every 15 days.
DISEASED Plants and How to CURE THEM Yellow leaves, yellow leaves, yellowing
The deficiencies or excesses of nutrients and also the conditions of the environment (extreme temperatures, sunstrokes, pollution, etc.) also affect the correct development of the plants. Therefore, they should be taken into account, since in addition to presenting symptoms similar to those of diseases, they can also lead to the appearance of diseases due to the weakness they generate in the plants.
This type of pathogens attack plants from the soil, where they have their natural environment, and the affected parts of the plants are the roots and the part of the stem closest to the soil. They attack all types of plants and usually have fatal consequences for them producing a total collapse.
Certain types of fungi affect the collar of the plant causing it to thin and turn dark brown.CONTROLControl of these diseases is difficult, so preventive measures will be our most effective working tools.
Worked soils, with good structure and a good level of organic matter where water does not accumulate in excess or clog the environment around the roots of the plants. Control of excess irrigation.
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The GHA strain has been selected for its virulence, broad spectrum and adaptability to our climatic conditions of temperature and humidity. The WP formulation provides flexibility in phytosanitary treatments.
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