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May 4, 2020 10:59 PM CST
Name: Grace
CA
Hi - I noticed a few black spots on the top leaves of my Hoya Kerrii. Online search is showing that it could be fungus 😕.

It is currently sitting by my kitchen windowsill that is west facing and have put out the two new upper leaves since I purchased it back in February. Overall it has been happy. I let the soil dry before watering and I mist the leaves with orchid spray every other watering. The soil is mixed with plenty of perlite for good drainage.

Just wanted to make sure that it stays happy. Anyone can tell me if it's fungus? Or just a blemish that is of no concern. Thank you!




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May 5, 2020 12:10 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Hoya kerrii, or Hoya Hearts, are a tropical succulent. Your soil is too wet and that will cause dark spots or even can cause a fungus. It looks like you caught it at the right time to save it. Give the plant just a couple extra days between waterings and that should do the trick.
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May 5, 2020 12:13 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Those are minor blemishes not a fungus. Carry on as you have. Thumbs up
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May 5, 2020 1:10 PM CST
Name: Grace
CA
oneeyeluke said:Hoya kerrii, or Hoya Hearts, are a tropical succulent. Your soil is too wet and that will cause dark spots or even can cause a fungus. It looks like you caught it at the right time to save it. Give the plant just a couple extra days between waterings and that should do the trick.


Thank you, I will do just that! The soil look extra wet because I took the picture right after I had water it.
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May 5, 2020 1:12 PM CST
Name: Grace
CA
WillC said:Those are minor blemishes not a fungus. Carry on as you have. Thumbs up


Thank you, Will. You are definitely helping this girl turn her black thumb to not so black anymore 😅. You've answered every question I've ever posted on this forum. Thank you for lending your expertise and time to us newbies to the plant world.
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May 6, 2020 7:17 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
I'm glad you have found my information helpful, Grace. Smiling
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Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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