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I bought a couple of plants just before Christmas last year. They have very similar foliage to Christmas trees, but with somewhat of a fernish look to them. I am sorry I don’t know the name of them, but they have become ill. Initially I thought they were getting root bound, but since then I found a lot of sooty balls attached to various limbs. I am only to assume that this is some sort of a fungus or mold. Do you have any recommendations? I have pruned them down a little and am preparing to repot and fertilize them. I had thought of getting a misting bottle but fear that might make the fungi worse. The weather is nice here and I even thought of putting them on my shaded patio to recover.


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#1 Comment By Nikki On 05/17/2011 @ 7:29 am

It sounds like sooty mold, which is usually caused by pests, like aphids or scale. This artcile has more info: [1]


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