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Plant Diseases

Diseases in houseplants and garden plants. Bacterial infections, pests and malnutrition as well as diseases caused by over- or under-watering in houseplants and outdoor plants. Furthermore, problems caused by too much or too little light.

White Leaves on Cucumbers — Here’s What’s Wrong

Cucumbers are among the easiest low-maintenance vegetables to grow. They long for little, but even a little of something they need can make them behave strangely.  When you get white leaves on cucumber plants, your initial thought might be that it needs a nitrogen fix.  That is the nutrient it needs for the leaves to …

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African Violet Diseases – All You Need to Know

You find African violets as a houseplant in many US homes since it blooms up to 10 months of the year, but this hardworking plant proves susceptible to many diseases. You will need to watch for four common diseases that this plant could contract to keep it healthy and happy.   African Violet Diseases African …

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Black Spots on Maple Leaves – What’s Causing Them?

Black raised spots on Maple leaves are most commonly the result of a fungal disease known as Tar Spot (Rhytisma acerinum). The issue is largely cosmetic as Tar Spot doesn’t have a long-term effect on the trees’ health with affected leaves. Unfortunately, because fungal spores are carried on the wind, it is virtually impossible to …

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Rust Spots on Leaves – Identification, Treatment, Prevention

Fungal rust disease commonly brings about orange, red, or yellow spots on plant foliage. Rust spots are fairly easy to treat if they are correctly identified early on before they have the chance to spread. The brightly colored spots are repositories of reproductive spores of a variety of fungi from the Pucciniales order. If left …

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