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Q.Strange Purple Growth On Fiddle Leaves?

Zone Sydney Australia | Livpix92 added on May 17, 2020 | Answered

My fiddle leaf over the last few weeks has started to develop these purple patches on the bottom side of the leaves, then it began to spread to the tops too! I’ve googled everything I can think of with no help to find out what it is other than potential infection? I’ve now trimmed away the affected leaves hoping it will stop the spread but I’m worried I’ll lose it

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Answered on May 19, 2020

Unfortunately, cutting without treating first will spread the infection. This is, most likely, bacterial.

I would treat with a bactericide, then only remove leaves when they are over halfway infected.

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Answered on May 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your response! I should have definitely waited for it prior to cutting! Is there a bactericide you recommend for this? I saw there is the eco fungicide I can get from Bunnings, will that be okay?

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