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Monsterawrangler
May 3, 2021 6:47 PM CST
I had aphids on my houseplants so I sprayed them with a mild diluted soap until I could get more neem oil. Overnight some kind of fungus has seem to appeared on everyone including some very expensive babies. I did prune the super bad leaves after these pictures but need help!!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 3, 2021 7:25 PM CST
Welcome!

What soap did you use and what was the solution strength?
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Monsterawrangler
May 3, 2021 7:34 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

What soap did you use and what was the solution strength?


I used dawn and did 1/2 tsp per liter Crying
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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DaisyI
May 3, 2021 8:40 PM CST
That's not a fungus, its leaf burn. Not only is Dawn a detergent but its also a degreaser. It works great on greasy birds and dishes but strips the natural oils and waxes from the leaves of plants. If you are going to spray your plants with soapy water, make sure its a soap, not a detergent, especially a detergent with degreaser in it.

Castile Soap works great. One tablespoon per quart of water.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
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Monsterawrangler
May 3, 2021 8:51 PM CST
DaisyI said:That's not a fungus, its leaf burn. Not only is Dawn a detergent but its also a degreaser. It works great on greasy birds and dishes but strips the natural oils and waxes from the leaves of plants. If you are going to spray your plants with soapy water, make sure its a soap, not a detergent, especially a detergent with degreaser in it.

Castile Soap works great. One tablespoon per quart of water.


Lesson learned!!!!! Thank you!!!!!!

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