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Frangipani plant is diseased

Q:   My little frangipani plant just toppled over. The stem is all soft and rotted. I have some other ones that I want to protect from this. What can I do?

A:    This is a disease problem and most likely a form of wet rot. Remove the dead plant and pot away from the healthy plants. You could apply a copper fungicide to the healthy plants as a preventative measure.

Q:    What is wrong when leaves yellow and leaf tips brown on Dumb Cane?

 A:   On Dumb Cane or Diffenbachia the older leaves will yellow and die as new growth emerges. This is normal. If the browning leaf tips are on newer growth this can be a watering problem. Make sure the soil is kept moist but not wet. If you see a white crust on the soil surface or around the drainage holes, this is excess salt, Leach or repot the plant.


About Anne Heymen (146 Articles)
Retired after 49 years in major media publication, Anne spends her time as Contributing Editor to PluggedIn whenever her two cats allow her some time to herself.

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