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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Region: United States of America
JohnnieF
May 28, 2020 4:35 PM CST
I'm having problems and for some reason all the plants in the room are starting to get an golden almost grey patch on some of their leaves and now my Golden Pothos is getting it as well. If anyone knows what it is I'd really appreciate the help
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oneeyeluke
May 29, 2020 1:40 AM CST
You are keeping your soil too wet, for too long between waterings. You really need dry cycles with Golden Pothos. It looks like you may have a case of Powdery mildew. Powdery mildew is a fungal disease. Signs of the disease first appear as small, white spots that quickly grow and merge. Entire leaves may be covered with the thin, white layer of fungus. Here's some do's and don't's.
Do Not Crowd Plants. ...
Do Not Grow Susceptible Plants in the Shade. ...
Dispose of Infected Leaves and Stems. ...
Water the Soil, Not the Plants. ...
Buy Mildew-Resistant Varieties.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Region: United States of America
JohnnieF
May 29, 2020 2:14 AM CST
Ok thank you! I had a feeling that it was some sort of fungis or spore. What should I do to help dry out the soil? And I think it's a little odd that it has powdery mildew when i keep it in a windowsill where it gets quite a bit of sun on sunny days. And I don't ever try to get water on the leaves. But I guess your right not to crowd plants because I have about 8 different plants that I started inside for my garden this year. And I use a spray bottle to water most of them. So makes sense. Would you recommend using a fan to help dry the soil and foliage in between watering? Or is there something more effective I should do?
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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JohnnieF
May 29, 2020 2:20 AM CST
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gardenfish
May 29, 2020 3:08 AM CST
Watering should never be done with a spray bottle. When you water plants, water at the base of the plant and not the leaves. Watering the leaves is what encourages fungal diseases.
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WillC
May 29, 2020 10:38 AM CST
It is unlikely to be a fungus problem.

Please post a photo that shows the entire plant and its pot so we can properly diagnose it rather than guessing.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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JohnnieF
May 29, 2020 11:49 AM CST

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WillC
May 30, 2020 7:12 AM CST
Overall, your Pothos appears to be healthy. Don't overreact to a few leaves that are discolored because that is normal.
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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JohnnieF
May 30, 2020 7:16 AM CST
Alright thank you for the info!

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