Possible issue with pepper plant

morugamanJanuary 26, 2014

My pepper plants have some tiny little bumps under the foliage and I'm not sure what it is. Any idea?

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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

Possibly leaf edema, have you been watering a lot ?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:37PM
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Benlanzer

It's leaf oedema. Nothing to worry about is what I was told. It just means your plant is taking up a lot of water really fast. Too much to do things with so the plant cells swell up and those are the little bumps.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:45PM
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Benlanzer

It's leaf oedema. Nothing to worry about is what I was told. It just means your plant is taking up a lot of water really fast. Too much to do things with so the plant cells swell up and those are the little bumps.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 10:46PM
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morugaman

Ok thanks guys. Should I water less?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 2:57AM
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Benlanzer

Yeah, just a little until it goes away. But I've read that is nothing to be too concerned with. Just water a little rest and it should go away.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 9:54AM
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Benlanzer

Yeah, just a little until it goes away. But I've read that is nothing to be too concerned with. Just water a little rest and it should go away.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 10:14AM
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morugaman

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 28, 2014 at 11:25AM
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OKgrowin

It will lower your productivity but not kill the plant.

It is probably caused because you LED light has too much red vs blue. You can fix this by adding a more blue or white light probably.

When the percentage of blue light was maintained less than 10% to 15% of total irradiation, cowpea plants developed abnormal intumescence or edema on older leaves (Fig. 3A). This tumor-like growth did not form under higher blue light levels
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Blue light and to a lesser extent green light have been shown to prevent edema development in plants such as tomatoes, peppers and cowpeas. Plants grown without blue light (i.e., red light only) tend to have great incidences of the disorder. With respect to the fluorescent lamp, the blue light (31 õmolÃÂm-2ÃÂs-1) and the small quantities of UV-A (link

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 5:28PM
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morugaman

Thanks for the information okgrowin!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2014 at 12:50AM
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