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Q.Black ends and sides on spiderplant

dzuksy added on August 26, 2019 | Answered

I just repotted my spider plant and suddenly its leaves on the end started getting black and very soon after it spread to the sides as well. It just keeps getting worse and I have no clue how to prevent it. I thought it might be overwatering but when I made a pause till the soil dried up a bit I noticed the leaves started curling on the end. Could this be because of the soil or a pest maybe?

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Answered on August 27, 2019

It is likely a fungal infection from overwatering. They are VERY drought tolerant, preferring dry soils. Wet feet will cause infections in spider plants very quickly

From here, you will have to treat with a fungicide, and let the soil dry out thoroughly between waterings.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm


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