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Common Disease Problems in Colorado House Plants

Houseplants can be susceptible to disease.

Some examples are:

  • Chlorosis
  • Dropsy or Edema
  • Gray Mold or Botrytis
  • Leaf Drop
  • Leaf Scorch
  • Powdery Mildew
  • Root Rot

Solutions for fungal diseases:
Good cultivation practices are important. Fungal spores need a wet surface to germinate so keep plant matter as dry as possible. Do not use overhead watering, or if you do, water early in the day so the foliage is dry by nighttime. Prune plants to allow more air circulation and facilitate the drying of foliage. Some chemical products you can use are Copper Fungicides (copper fungicide soap is best for veggie blight), Triple Action, and Sulphur Dust…

If you have other specific diseases you need help controlling on your houseplants, give us a call or contact us!

Growing Houseplant Tips

There are many different issues and problems that can appear when growing houseplants indoors in Colorado.
The lack of humidity, not enough sunlight and the short days, can make our houseplants sick. The best way to avoid houseplant problems is to allow the plant to dry between waterings. If the plant looks droopy at the top it is OK to give some water at that point. Do NOT wait until the whole plant is droopy.

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