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Posted 1w ago by @xou

Whats up with this leaf?
I asked this question a few days ago, but I don't think it's root rot. It started as a small yellow spot, now it's turning brown even. What's the cause? Should I cut this leaf off? #bushlily
2ft to light, indirect
5” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 days ago
Xou
1w ago
there are also these small spots on another leaf
I used to have bush lilly in California. Looks like a little bit of sunburn. They are very fussy about direct light. The leaf won't recover so go ahead and snip right through the dry stuff to take the tip off. The base of the leaf will probably be fine.
Those spots might be scale which is a plant parasite. But it could also be sun stress it is hard to tell from that photo.
Xou
1w ago
@tattedscientist i was suspecting pests too. never encountered any since i started having plants, but if they are pests whats the next step?
Xou
1w ago
Maybe these pics can help identify the problem?
If it is scale cut that leaf off and throw it away. Check all your plants and treat for scale either with manually scraping them off and washing the plants or a scale specific pesticide.
Xou
1w ago
@tattedscientist it doesnt seem to come off the leaves
If it isn't scale check for webbing (spider mites) or thrips. Those can both be treated with neem oil or other types of pesticides.
If it isn't coming off the leaves then it is a different type of pest, bacteria, or sunburn.

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