Bugs, Mildews, Strange Stuff forum: spots,spots, spots now leaf drop.My leaf cactus is skimpy on the leaf part. HELP

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May 31, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Name: Jelinda Ivey
zone 8a
The spots started after a good rain storm maybe it's a fungus considering when it started.The only thing i could find in this little town was Garden safe fungicide 3, fungicide,miticide,insecticide.It's 1% neem oil.It hasn't helped at all (surprise) Thumbs down

My moma and grandma added neem oil to water with a squirt of non-antibacterial dish liquid.They would shower their plants that had creature's and i think it worked on fungus as well.If anyone can give me opinion on this mixture please let me know or if anyone has a better mixture.I am going to have to go to Augusta this weekend so please recommend something.

Here's the plant a pereskia aculeata 'leaf cactus'

here's not long after it started
Thumb of 2012-05-31/johoya/3f1f27

now the whole plant looks like this

Thumb of 2012-05-31/johoya/9d9c82
Thumb of 2012-05-31/johoya/e107d6
Thumb of 2012-05-31/johoya/34d054
the last picture is what the plant started out looking like.

I am going out now to re-pot it, which will probably knock off the rest of the leaves.

Have a nice day thanks
I asked for a flower and he gave me a garden,then grand-kids to work in it with me!!!!
May 31, 2012 11:53 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
Jelinda - is that some kind of virus? If so, I'd burn the plant to prevent it speading.

Maybe someone else knows better before you take drastic action! Smiling
May 31, 2012 3:02 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I would take it to your local extension service. Or a good gardening shop. Or look up plant fungi on line.
Leap. The net will appear.

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