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Aug 22, 2015 3:27 AM CST
|These are from a Chinese bottle gourd planted from seeds.
Brown, curled and ugly. The younger leaves at the top are fine.
They're in potting soil on a balcony in Hong Kong.
I'm new to this. Any suggestions of the problem?
Aug 22, 2015 6:48 PM CST
|Hi Clarke, to All Things Plants!
I don't know a thing about Chinese Bottle Gourds, or any gourds for that matter but when googling for pests and diseases that affect the plant I found this information: http://ipm.ait.asia/?page_id=3...
I wonder if the problem with the leaves on your plant could be Anthracnose? Check out some of these photos for of leaves with Anthracnose for comparison: http://www.google.com/search?q...
I also found this information specifically regarding Gourds that might be helpful: https://www.plantvillage.com/e...
I'm really not good at comparing photos so hopefully someone more knowledgeable about Gourds will be along with some advice.
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