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Is this something to worry about?

darryl

By Darryl

Kent, United Kingdom Gb

This yellowing on the leaf is this a disease?


On plant purpurea Milky Way

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Yes, I would take it to the nearest nursery and ask to identify it. To me it looks like a deficiency, but it could also be a sucking pest. Check for tiny insects at the base of your plant, sometimes they come out at night.Another possibility is a fungus, which could easily be treated with a copper spray. Hard to say and you should really take the leaf to a nursery, which will sell you the remedy as well.

10 Aug, 2009

 

Thank you

10 Aug, 2009

 

It looks a bit like red spider mite. Look under the leaves but they are VERY small, they sometimes leave fine webs. A spray should see them off and then try to keep up the humidity to discourage more.

10 Aug, 2009

 

Marquerite, whilst I like the middle part of your response to Darryl's question I am not sure that a nurseryman would be so happy about an infected plant being taken into the nursery - it would be a bit like me going into the doctors waiting room and saying that I thought I had swine flu!
Certainly take a copy of the picture above but leave the plant at home.

10 Aug, 2009

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