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White Globes Killing My Beautiful Plants!

Zone Brentwood, Northern CA | Anonymous added on August 17, 2019 | Answered

I hope you can help me! I have searched all over the Internet and have not been able to find an answer to my dilemma. I bought these beautiful plants A year ago and noticed four white nodules on the stem. I brought a picture to the nursery I bought it from but they did not know what it was. They thought it could be a mealybug but it was not because it was not moving and had no feet. I popped them all off and threw them away. For the last year the plants have flourished and gotten bigger and been happy and produced beautiful purple flowers. But they are being eaten by something it seems. Their leaves are all diseased. And they keep growing and then the new leaves have a disease. So finally my mom came and looked at the Stocks and they have those same white globes on them and I have attached pictures. I am worried I’m gonna have to throw these plants away. And that the soil might be contaminated. It’s right next to my vegetable garden which I only use organic products on. Can you advise me what to do? Thank you so much! Jennifer Zagelow

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 18, 2019

Papery spots can be attributed to lack of moisture, or too much, or exessive fertilzer. Read more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/papery-looking-leaves.htm

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