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Q.white leaves on cayenne chili pepper

Zone cardiff | tazoftazmania54 added on March 13, 2012 | Answered

The leaves on my cayenne chili pepper plants seem to be going white and curly. Please can you tell me what is causing this and whether the plants are to be discarded?
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Answered on March 18, 2012

Did you recently move your plants outside? If you did and the leaves are white and papery, then they were not properly hardened off and this is sun scald, which is a little like sunburn for plants. If you suspect this is the case, this article will help you in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/how-to-harden-off-your-seedlings.htm

If the leaves are white and powdery, this is a fungus. You can treat the plants with a fungicide and this will clear it up. Fungus normally comes about due to poor air circulation and moisture. If possible water from below and in the future plant the plants further apart.

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