Common Plant Problems

These are pictures of some of the most common plant problems we encounter at the Growers Outlet. We can't include all of them and

we can't diagnose plant problems over the phone. Take some pictures, place problem leaves in a plastic bag and bring them by for the most accurate diagnosis or email pictures and info to Terry at the Click on the picture below and get more information.

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Black Sooty Mold

This is a picture of black sooty mold on some crape myrtle leaves. This is not a disease problem but is actually caused by sugar excretions from aphids or whiteflies. The sugar drips onto the leaves below and becomes a food source for the black mold. Once this mold starts growing on the sugar it is only removed by washing each leaf. The best prevention is insect control in the beginning with something like Bonide Systemic Insect Control.

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