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Q.My Plant Is Slimy At The Base

Zone 60416 | djhutch3 added on August 16, 2020 | Answered

The new shoots come up and have a slimy brown coating over them. I also have the smaller leaves that are drooping. Is something wrong with my plant?

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Answered on August 18, 2020

This does appear to be an infection. Usually, this is caused by soils that remain too moist and don't get a chance to dry out.

I would make sure to let the top 2 inches of soil dry out, very thoroughly, between waterings. You will need to treat with a fungicide, as well.

Here are some articles that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm


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