Poinsettia Plants

Poinsettia Plants

blueostrich added on January 19, 2012 | Answered

My poinsettia is getting black on the red leaves and the red and green leaves are falling off. What's the problem? It otherwise looks healthy.

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Answered on January 20, 2012

I would check for pests. It sounds like your plant may have sooty mold, which is a fungus caused by insect pests, like scale or aphids. Neem oil is an effective treatment, both for the pest and the fungus. Here is mroe information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

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