Im trying to grow chilli plants in my house. For some reason, they all die - with the same symptoms..
The leaves start to fall off. In the picture (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonandel/4063891473/) you can see that there is very small white 'fluff' on the leaves, and indeed all over the plant. The leaves also seem to have something 'sticky' on them - although it isn't sticky. Some leaves show a spots where the colour is paler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonandel/4064670014/). Some may even be slightly raised.
I can't see any white fly (there were two a while back, but these were squashed quickly).
Any ideas ? I've searched the chilli websites, but they all either offer white-fly or 'spider mite' or 'a virus'.
The soil is slightly damp to the touch. and the problem starts after a few weeks of the plant coming into my home.
I have tried several chilli plants - not at the same time - but they all do the same. Im based in the UK.
- 1 Nov, 2009