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Why are my pilea leaves turning black?

Zone 07310 | Anonymous added on August 11, 2019 | Answered

Several of my pilea leaves are developing black spots at the center or brown spots along the edge. What is causing it and how can I prevent it?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 12, 2019

This is likely a fungal infection. This happens most often when the soil remains too wet for too long. It should be allowed to dry out, at least down to about 2 inches before watering again. Neem oil may help.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/desperate-houseplants-dealing-with-common-houseplant-diseases.htm

This collection of articles will give you more information on these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pilea-plants

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