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Q.What Is Happening To My Elephant Ears. They Were Doing So Well

Zone Yucaipa Ca 92399 | Anonymous added on September 30, 2021 | Answered

I don’t know what is going on with my plants. I have done everything to keep them doing good and now this is happening to them? I have use Copper Fungicide spray on them 7 dust and Bonide Bug & Slug Killer thinking something is eating on them don’t know what to do now can you help please

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Answered on October 13, 2021

This looks to be related to thick, or wet soils. These conditions can suffocate roots. Along with applying copper fungicides according to all label instructions, I would recommend making sure that the top 1 or 2 inches has a chance to dry out, completely, between waterings. If your soil is very thick, you may want to let it dry out even further.

If you cannot let it dry out, you can try digging out a portion of the plant and growing it in container, with good potting mix and compost mixed in.

Too much light can cause this, but the area looks to have some shade, at least.

Lack of humidity will be a concern. This will be mitigated by growing them as a houseplant, and misting them, often.

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