Heliotrope Plants
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heliotrope looks healthy, but it has a big black spot

Zone Zone 6 | rosesrnice added on June 8, 2014 | Answered

When I purchased my Heliotrope plant it was beautiful. I water in the morning and late afternoon. The plant is in a flower pot. The heliotrope looks healthy with lush green leaves and nice fragrant blooms. My issue is the black (quarter size) spots in the middle of otherwise healthy looking leaves.

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theficuswrangler
Answered on June 9, 2014

Black spots in the middle of leaves sound like some kind of fungus. While an occasional leaf that gets a spot is nothing to worry about, but when a number of leaves start to show them, then you've got a problem. Cut off the spotted leaves to prevent possible spread of disease.
I think you're probably watering too much. A potted plant shouldn't need water more than once a week, maybe twice if it's in high light. Here are two articles that might be of help to you, one on heliotrope, and one on caring for potted plants. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/heliotrope/growing-heliotrope-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/basic-care-of-houseplants.htm
A little tip about watering your plant. Take a spoon and dig up a little soil from an inch or two down into the plant. Squeeze it together between your fingers -- if water comes out, don't put any more water into your plant.

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