Garden Problems

Black Stuff on Leaves


Anonymous added on November 25, 2014 | Answered

I live in Hawaii. We have black stuff growing on the leaves. What is it and how can I get rid of it?


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Nikki
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Answered on November 26, 2014

This is sooty mold. It happens when the plant gets a pest infestation. I would recommend using neem oil, as this will get rid of the sooty mold fungus and kill the pests. Here is some articles that will help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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