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Q.Black Stippling Has Appeared On My Kleinia Fulgens Leaves And Stems

Zone Clinton TN | JayneMarie0809 added on August 27, 2020 | Answered

I have what I believe to be a Kleinia Fulgens. It has been outside under a porch pagoda. I recently noticed some type of black stippling or dots on the leaves and stems. There do not appear to be any insects on the plant and the plant was not over watered, I don’t think. The spots do not rub off and you can not feel them, only see them.

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Answered on August 28, 2020

Yes, this plant has been grouped in with Senecio, now!

I notice a few things here:

The soil appears to be clay. This will be the cause of everything that has happened to the plant.

Clay soil holds too much moisture. It dries, completely, on top and remains completely saturated underneath, while becoming compacted.

The soil should consist of compost and potting soil mixed with sand, or even some cactus mix thrown in. This will allow proper water and air flow. After the soil is amended, carefully, you can treat for black spot fungus.

Here are some articles that will help:





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