Bird Of Paradise Plants

Black Blotches on Leaves of Bird of Paradise

Ralph Johnan added on May 20, 2015 | Answered

Recently planted bird-of-paradise in a large pot in a sunny part of my yard. There are now black blotches on the leaves.

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Answered on May 20, 2015

The black blotches are most likely sooty mold which means you have an insect infestation (either aphids, scale, mealybugs or whiteflies). I would inspect your plant thoroughly for signs of insects. I have included links to articles below that will assist you in finding the culprit and provide you with a course of treatment:

Sooty mold:


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