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The young leaves on my fatsia Japonica are curling and appear to being eaten

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Have checked for pests but no obvious signs. Once new leaves have been attacked the younger leaves are then being eaten and take on a lace effect.



Sounds like slug and snail damage - try using slug pellets.

8 Aug, 2009


Thanks, Bamboo. Have been using slug pellets for some time as also suspected that was the problem but to no avail. If anything it is now worse!

9 Aug, 2009


There must be some kind of caterpillar on it then, probably the same colour as the leaves, that's the only other thing I can think of that causes this kind of damage.

9 Aug, 2009


Thank you Bamboo. Appreciate your time. Will investigate treatments.

9 Aug, 2009

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