Something is eating my philodendron leaves

jimmyboMay 8, 2014

I have an outdoor philodendron which is emerging from the long winter and something is eating the leaves. I have not seen any caterpillars. Ideas on what it might be and on how to control?

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tropicbreezent

Try checking it at night with a light. A lot of leaf munchers only come out under cover of dark.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 2:21AM
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tropical_thought(San Francisco)

nothing seems to eat mine, but maybe snails or slugs? I do use bait. The leaves are poisonous by the way.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 11:42AM
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canelita-2

Tropical_thought:
Philodendron leaves are poisonous? I am in the process of growing Taro Roots , are these in the same family and poisonous too??

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 3:06PM
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tropicbreezent

Most aroids are toxic, some far more than others. Taros included. Cultivated taros have been bred over the centuries for lower levels of toxicity, but most still do have some. Cooking destroys the toxins, something that humans worked out long long ago. But it's a long and thorough process. Don't try nibbling them raw, but otherwise they're quite okay done properly. They've been the staple food of many people for a long time.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 10:15PM
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