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Posted 2M ago by @Ispyanikki

Pests? Sick? Help.
My #Mint plant has tiny black spots on it. Not everywhere but I don’t know if it’s a pest infestation or it’s some type of infection? #MintSpearmint
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 month ago
Is it on most of the plants leaves or just here and there?
Mint rust is caused by a fungus, Puccinia menthae, which only infects plants in the mint family, especially spearmint and peppermint. It is encouraged by overhead irrigation, which frequently allows water to stand on plant leaves long enough for the fungal spores to germinate
it can cause the leaves to die and fall off of the mint plant, and it can spread to other mint plants in the area
Closely planted mints, or those that need to be thinned, are at a heightened risk due to increased humidity around the plants. @Ispyanikki
I have grown spear mint for like 8 months now (not very long) but you mint wanna clip off all the leaves that look like that and propagate a stem if needed
You also might wanna make it where it has more light if it still looks like how it does in the pic it will make the stems stand up

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