Plumeria forum: Does my plumeria have the dreaded FrMV virus or fungal infection?

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Name: Steve
Sweden Zone 3b
Plumerias
SteveSweden
Mar 14, 2016 5:28 AM CST
Hi All, new here, first post, I have a Plumeria that i have had for 1 1/2 years, grown from seed, up until the last week it has been healthy, new leaves and no markings on the leaves what so ever, now it looks like this, mottled leaves, curled, some evidence of, well tiny snail trails, no oozing anywhere and also on a couple of leaves some black holes are developing. I am worried it is the FrMV, quarantined now but afraid it may have spread to my 5 cuttings currently rooting but no leaves as of yet. I am praying it is just fungi as no signs of infestation. Sad


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Where are my plants kept you may ask considering i live in Sweden, I have a grow room ( for winter time ) constant temp of 25c ( 77F ) humidity around 40 % with adequate and specific plant lighting. Watering is closely monitored with a moisture meter, last feeding was about 1 month ago with a slow release fertilizer and vertilation for air circulation.

Hoping someone can tell me what i may be facing.

BR
Steve

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Name: Lucky
Sacramento CA (Zone 9b)
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luckyzl230
Mar 14, 2016 5:27 PM CST
Welcome! Steve
I'm sure there will be others that chime in that can give you a more accurate answer but I have the same white trails on my plumerias. Sadly mine have always had those white trails on them. The white dotted marks can be from white flies. I had an infestation of aphids and white flies when I first moved my plumerias inside for the winter. After I got the infestation under control the leaves looked like yours but much worse.

I'm not to sure what the "FrMV" is. I've only been growing Plumerias for 9 months now Smiling but went from 1 to 20+ in just that short time frame and dealt with all sorts of problems that this wonderful site filled with very experienced members has helped with me.
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Dutchlady1
Mar 15, 2016 2:40 PM CST

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I don't think you have the Frangipani Mosaic Virus, Steve (and yes, Welcome! ). This would show a very clear mosaic type pattern on the leaves. I agree with Lucky that you probably have a bug infestation of some kind.
Name: Steve
Sweden Zone 3b
Plumerias
SteveSweden
Mar 15, 2016 4:29 PM CST
Dutchlady1 said:I don't think you have the Frangipani Mosaic Virus, Steve (and yes, Welcome! ). This would show a very clear mosaic type pattern on the leaves. I agree with Lucky that you probably have a bug infestation of some kind.

Thank you both, and glad to be here, I was horrified thinking my "baby" was doomed.. Well, I have flushed the soil and have also sprayed with a Bayer brand insectacide that takes everything, including being effective towards spidermites ( so it says on the label Smiling )

Now i just have to wait, it is in a good place at the moment, plenty of light, 3x 6500K lamps, warmth, another month and "she" will be in the south facing window before finally going outside around middle of May.. so fingers crossed.

Thank you for your advise.

/Steve


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