spots - Knowledgebase Question

Alta Loma, Ca
Question by mbarndollar
April 29, 2010
I have a Split-leaf Philodendron and light spots are beginning to appear on the leaves. Can you tell me what they might be from

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010


The most common cause is sunscald so make sure your plant is not in direct sunshine. Light spots can also be the result of insect feeding on the undersides of the leaves and if the spots are black in the center and have a halo of lighter colored tissue, it could indicate a fungal disease. You might want to take one of the affected leaves to your local extension office or well staffed nursery for help with identification of the problem. Best wishes with your philodendron!

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