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Name: clarke
Hong Kong
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?
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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 9b)
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Aug 22, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Hi Clarke, Welcome! to All Things Plants!

I don't know a thing about Chinese Bottle Gourds, or any gourds for that matter Smiling but when googling for pests and diseases that affect the plant I found this information:

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:

I also found this information specifically regarding Gourds that might be helpful:

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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