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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:02 pm    Post subject: White Stripes on Houseplant Reply with quote

Howdy Folks,
Looks like my plant has caught something. See Attached. What should I do with this?,
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Ciaran



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it possible that it has been hit by some household cleaning product? Those marks look like splashes to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
Not that I can think of, I havent used anything near it. The stripes are getting bigger and more widespread as the days go on. I did put a small bit of fertiliser down a few months back. I might give it a good flush with water outside.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a ficus benjamina? They don't like strong direct light - might it be scorched? If it is a ficus it will do no harm to prune off the stripey bits and it will re-grow.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

over watering and root rot possible cause the like lots of air around roots looks like stress.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a Ficus Exotica. I gave the soil a good flush through with water there, trimmed off the effected leaves and moved it to a shaded spot. It does get a bit of sun at sunrise but only for an hour or so. I thought at first that it might be sun damage. I'll keep ye posted!
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