Discussion in 'Plant Pests, Diseases and Weeds' started by Silkie, Jun 4, 2017.
Thanks in advance!
Could be a leaf roller, cut off the leaf or stem and open up the rolled leaf. If you find a caterpillar in there, squish it and throw it all in the trash. And check the rest of the plant....those caterpillars will create a moth.
Checking it now, thanks!
It could be simply a dark place caused by pressure.
Well, I looked and no caterpillar thankfully. I'm a novice to taking care of plants, so if it is something as simple as that I wouldn't have known! I'm learning.
Hiya Silkie---I have the same houseplant as you have there on the foto. I had a good look at mine and I can tell you that all its new leaves are rolled up like that until they open by themselves.
I thought that your quezzie was about the dark places on the stem.
So then---as far as the rolling is concerned, I believe that it is normal for that plant.
Take a look at mine:
It is a lovely plant to have in your home. I have had mine for more than 10 years. Good luck with yours further.
You're correct, my question was about the dark places on stem.
Oh, right--the black places are caused from pressure I believe. You could simply clip that stem end with the leaf off and the stem should branch off further back up. It doesn't look serious to me.
The reason I asked is because I realize how much I don't know about plant disease or what it looks like. I had this very recent experience where I bought what looked like really healthy impatiens. (My profile pic) I found just a couple of days later that it had a bad case of downy mildew. I was so disappointed, so now I'm trying to be more conscientious!
Gotcha Silkie--better safe than sorry, eh?
What a shame about those impatiens.
The Impatiens getting downy mildew was not your fault. It's in the air. It's a shame they are still selling those at all. Try some wax Begonias instead.
Will do! I was looking for something pretty to put in two big planters on either side of my front steps, so it was disappointing.
Yes, I know that disappointment well. Group hug!!
A mix of plants can be rewarding. Are the planters in mostly shade? Some of the plants I use are usually found with the house plants.
Coleus & Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus.)
More Coleus & Tradescantia cerinthoides (often sold as 'Red Hill')
Coleus, Caladiums, purple heart (Tradescantia pallida.)
Ti plant (Cordyline fruticosa) with some wax Begonia & various other plants that don't like to bake in the mid-day heat.
Various Tradescantias grow so quickly and love to creep across surface, and down the sides. T. zebrina, cerinthoides, pallida, 'Baby Bunny Bellies.'
Separate names with a comma.