Houseplants forum: Brown spots on leaves

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krystenr1
Jul 21, 2017 10:32 AM CST
You guys have probably started to realize that I'm a rubber plant rescuer by now Smiling I buy ones that aren't looking the happiest in an attempt to see if I can bring them back to better days. They are usually deeply discounted which means if I can't revive it, it's not a huge loss.

So here's another one I just bought with deformed leaves and brown spots that I'm trying to bring back to maximum happiness! What do the brown spots mean?


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Name: Will Creed
NYC
Professional indoor plant consultan
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WillC
Jul 22, 2017 3:18 PM CST
The spots and patches may have different causes. The patches were probably caused by irregular watering or root damage before you did your rescue. The dark brown spots may be physical damage caused by sun burning through water droplets or even chemical damage. Hard to know, but ultimately it doesn't matter. They do not appear to be pests or fungal infections that need to be treated.

As long as the new leaf growth comes in healthy and spot -free, you know you are on the right track with your care, which is all you can control.

Keep on rescuing!
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
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Los Angeles
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krystenr1
Jul 24, 2017 8:27 AM CST
WillC said:The spots and patches may have different causes. The patches were probably caused by irregular watering or root damage before you did your rescue. The dark brown spots may be physical damage caused by sun burning through water droplets or even chemical damage. Hard to know, but ultimately it doesn't matter. They do not appear to be pests or fungal infections that need to be treated.

As long as the new leaf growth comes in healthy and spot -free, you know you are on the right track with your care, which is all you can control.

Keep on rescuing!


Thanks, Will!

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