Pentas Plants
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What is affecting my Pentas?

Zone 21044 | Anonymous added on June 18, 2019 | Answered

About 5 days ago I noticed the leaves spotting, turning brown, spreading and eventually the whole leafs turns black with small holes. The underside of the leaf appears fine. Of course, the follow up question is what I can do to treat them.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 19, 2019

    This looks like a fungal disease. Pull back the mulch and check the soil. Excess moisture and lack of airflow can contribute to this issue.
    Remove any dropped leaves from around the plant and discard.
    Allow the soil to dry a bit between waterings.

    Treat with a fungicide.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/homemade-fungicide.htm

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