Gunnera Plants
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Gunnera

Zone Me12 3sa | Mccabe added on April 24, 2017 | Answered

My gunners is being eaten by something, the leaves look as if they are being eaten by caterpillars. What is it and how can I stop this?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 30, 2017

There are not really pest issues associated with Gunnera.
If you have snails or slugs; this could cause this damage. Since they feed in the night they are rarely seen.
You could set out bait to see if the issue disappears.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

I would also suggest treating the plant with Neem Oil. If there are pests on the plant, this treatment should take care of most insects.
Make sure you treat the top and bottoms of the leaves.

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

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/gunnera/growing-gunnera-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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