Perennials forum: Geranium - holes in leaves

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Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
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maxcaviar
Jan 17, 2016 4:23 PM CST
I've had a number of geraniums over the years and each one has invariably had holes in their leaves. In every other respect they've always appeared quite healthy, the holes in the leaves being the only problem. Can someone offer any insight into a way to stop this? What are the most common pests and treatment for geraniums, and this particular condition if you happen to know?

Thanks
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 17, 2016 7:19 PM CST
Years ago I had holes in leaves, like yours. I had to stand and watch the leaves to see any movement and it ended up being a green catepillar.
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
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maxcaviar
Jan 17, 2016 10:00 PM CST
well i've looked into that now and apparently those bugs are pretty common to geraniums. from what i've found, i need to find "BT" pesticide. sounds like you had precisely the same problem. if i could just fix this one issue, i should have some very healthy plants this year. hopefully.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jan 18, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Just pull up a chair and watch for leaves that move. That will lead you to the culprit so have a paper towel ready.
Orange County, CA (Zone 10a)
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maxcaviar
Jan 18, 2016 4:13 PM CST
interesting

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