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montreal, quebec
May 14, 2020 12:12 PM CST
hi all! new member here :)
a few days ago i picked up a new variegated schefflera houseplant for my apartment. i noticed today while repotting it that there are some black web-like things on the bottom of some of the leaves. it only affected 2-3 of the bottom leaves of the plant.
i'm posting to ask if anyone knows what this might be? should i be worried? should i remove or treat the affected leaves, or just let them be?
i've added a photo of the plant and one of the affected leaves.
i hope one of you might know! i'm new to gardening so it would be great to get some insight from knowledgeable gardeners!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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May 14, 2020 5:05 PM CST

I'm not sure what it is but as its only affecting 2 or 3 leaves, I wouldn't worry. My bigger concern is the mounded up soil in the pot. Did you put soil on top of the old root ball or cover the stems? If so, un-do as both will cause stem rot and death. Your soil also looks very dry, remember to water.
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