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Root and stem decay

I have a lot of Ocimum sanctum plants in my garden, all in pots, but recently I shifted the plants to new building. Now I found that all the plants are shedding all the leaves, which look dried. I examined the roots, and they’re decayed and slowly spreading to the stem. Please clarify what is the problem? The soil is not in direct sunlight. Most plants are¬†showing same symptoms.


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#1 Comment By Heather On 03/10/2011 @ 10:01 pm

It sounds like they have root rot. It is likely either Pythium and Rhizoctonia root rot, as these are most common on these plants. These articles will have more information:
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