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Alberta
lilyhxk
Jan 27, 2018 5:52 PM CST
I just got an arabica coffee plant! It looks pretty healthy overall but some of the older leaves have little these black spots surrounded by yellow rings. I'm thinking it might be a fungal infection. Should I cut off the affected leaves or would it be okay to just leave the plant as it is?
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Jan 28, 2018 9:41 AM CST
I don't think the spots are evidence of a fungal disease. More likely it is a result of some (hopefully) minor damage to the roots that occurred during the repotting.

Be careful not to over water. The pot is quite large and may not have a drain hole making inadvertent over watering more likely.
Will Creed
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Alberta
lilyhxk
Jan 29, 2018 9:00 PM CST
@WillC thank you for your advice! There haven't been any new spots so hopefully no excess damage done. I'll do my best to not overwater Big Grin

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