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Plant Diseases In Vase: How To Care

Plant Diseases in Vase: How to Care

When we grow plants inside pots, we concentrate on the container everything that the plant needs for its nutrition, as a suitable substrate, periodic fertilization, etc.

But often, despite our care, they begin to show symptoms of problems, such as insects on leaves, yellowing and falling leaves, rotting or surface of whitish leaves.

If we do not help the plant will eventually die and we will regret the loss of the seed.

The following are some symptoms that can be minimized or resolved.

Insects in the Potted Plant

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Aphid

Appearance of insects, such as aphids and mealybugs: when acquiring a seedling, not only look at its beauty or the idea of ​​where it will put in your home, but also behind symptoms that may be pests and diseases.

Insects such as aphids and mealybugs may have come from the nursery under leaves, passing unnoticed or in the form of eggs in the substrate.

The use of neem oil, one teaspoon placed with water in a 1-liter sprinkler, sprinkle on and under the leaves and stalks and also on the substrate.

Repeat three times with interval of three days until you realize that the insects have died or fallen from the plant.

Potted Plants: Whitish Stains

Whitish spots on the leaves can be a type of fungus that develops when the temperature is hot and dry.

Very common its appearance in tomato and ornamental leaves.

Neem oil has also presented efficient results for this pathogen.

Vases with Yellowed Plants

They should not be confused with the adult leaf that goes into natural aging.

In the new leaves the yellowing represents deficiency of iron (Fe), mainly; in the mature, lack of nitrogen (N); leaves very pale in color, lack of calcium (Ca); leaves with yellow scores (without insect bites for sap extraction), lack of potassium (K).

All these symptoms can be solved in two ways: substrate exchange or fertilization in liquid form.

The new substrate should contain nutrients to supply the food plant and be suitable for cultivation.

For fertilization in liquid form, use NPK formulation 10-10-10 for foliage and 4-14-8 for floriferous.

Dissolve one tablespoon in two liters of water (use a bottle of soda, for example). Place a glass on each substrate that should already be slightly moist.

Plants in Vases: Excess or Irrigation Failure

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Potted plants grown indoors tend to have two problems: either too much watering and frequent or dry, forgetting watering.

When you notice the wilted plant, check the substrate with your fingers.

If dry, water. If it is soaked, drill holes with a bamboo stick, introducing air and helping the percolation of the water through the drainage hole.

This may also show clogging: with the same bamboo stick, try to open the hole under the pot.

It may also be time to change the substrate and container plant.

Bad Pot Plant Development

The plant that does not develop properly for the species, has small leaves, does not flower: there is a lack of nutrients, even if there are no symptoms on the leaves.

Replace the fertilizer in the liquid form, taught above in the case of whitish leaves.

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