Habanero Pepper Plants
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Brown/Black matter on the whole habanero plant

Zone Houston Texas | LarryM added on May 17, 2015 | Answered

Habanero plant with something that looks like dirt on the leaves and fruit. Growing ok....but seems wilted in areas, almost dry and black almost a graphite looking substance all over. Can't figure out what it is. I will submit a picture tomorrow if that is ok with y'all?

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 18, 2015

Based on your description, I believe what you have is sooty mold. Here is a link to an article on sooty mold which will give you treatment options:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

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