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Q.How Do I Stop Bugs From Eating My Plant?

Zone St. Petersburg FL | Darlene112960 added on May 7, 2020 | Answered

I bought a potted Croton from a local nursery. After getting it home I found leaves with signs of a bug/insect nibbling on them see pics attached). Are these insects/bugs living in the soil. How can I stop it from getting worse?

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Answered on May 11, 2020

It appears more fungal, than insect damage. Usually, this occurs from overwatering.

Make sure that the soil dries down to about 2 or 3 inches between watering, and treat with a fungicide.

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