Pentas Plants

What Is Wrong With My Pentas?

Zone 33903 | Willbean added on November 17, 2019 | Answered

I live in southwest Florida and planted several pentas last March. Most really took off and did very well but some started dying off. Leaves start wilting and turning brown. I really can't tell if it's a watering problem or something else. I am attaching a photo below. I have tried trimming the dead and adjusting the irrigation system. Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Answered on November 18, 2019

This does appear to be a fungal/bacterial infection. This happens when the soil is not allowed to dry out some between watering, or it remains overwatered for extended periods.

From here, you will need a fungicide to treat this. This article will help you with fungicide use:

This article will help you to care for Pentas:

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