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Q.My Night Blooming Cerus Has Brown Areas That Are Spreading

Zone 29928 | kimlewis added on April 18, 2020 | Answered

It started on the ends of a couple leaves. I just cut off the brown stuff but it is persisting on the end of the sprout now. The rest of the plant is doing great and I got 3 blooms last year.

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Answered on April 20, 2020

Unfortunately, the plant is suffering from a bacterial/fungal infection.

Treatment will be a bactericide, or fungicide. These articles will help:



It will be necessary, to also correct the watering habits that lead to infection, and possibly the type of soil

Make sure that this is a very fast draining, gritty soil. Cactus mix with a little compost is ideal. Make sure that the mix dries out, almost completely to the bottom of the container, between waterings.

This article will help you with the care of the plant:


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