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Posted 4w ago by @Vjunc

Hey plant lovers! Are these black spots ok on a birds of paradise?
@Vjunc

You'll want to remove any leaves that have fallen to the soil. Avoid getting the infected leaves wet, as this will spread the disease. If you have fungal leaf spot, you can treat with a fungicide. Neem oil is a natural option, or you can use another fungicidal spread to treat your plant.
Not sure what they are since I haven’t seen them on my bird of paradise, but are they raised or do they feel like they’re in the leaf?

Just to be sure, I would spray with either a homemade solution as a fungicide or take cotton pads and some isopropyl (no more than 70%) and gently wipe the areas. This is just to prevent any fungal disease from spreading (not saying there is, but it’s a preventative measure!)

❗️I would test with a cotton swab and some isopropyl on a small patch to make sure it doesn’t burn the leaf.

Homemade Solution :
• Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2-3 tablespoons white vinegar and 1 teaspoon dish soap in 1 gallon of water.

OR

You can use any fungicide or Neem oil.

❗️Make sure to NOT place plants directly under any light as it will burn your leaves!

Good luck and happy growing! 😊🌿
@KikiGoldblatt thank you so much! I bought been oil today and sprayed it on the leaves and stems! I’m new to caring for plants 😭
@kscape thank you so much for all the information I really do appreciate it!!

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