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Dry spots on croton leaves

Posted by AuntBarbie 8b FL (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 19:11

I've never grown croton before and the little one I bought seemed quite content...but...a couple of little dry circles have appeared on the leaves. Am I not giving it enough water maybe?
Or is it a disease? fungus? Its just added four new leaves and I'd hate to think its anything serious.
Thanks.


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RE: Dry spots on croton leaves

Anthracnose, sometimes referred to as leaf spot or blight, is a bacterial disease that makes tan-colored dead spots on the croton plant's leaves. Cut off any infected foliage and avoid letting the leaves touch other plants, since this may spread bacteria spores. Serious cases of anthracnose can be treated with a standard copper-based garden fungicide.


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