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Mar 7, 2018 10:28 AM CST
This morning I found a white fuzzy layer on the bottom leaves of my polka dot plant. I've never seen this before and was wondering if anyone can tell me what it is and whether I should be worried.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 8, 2018 9:42 AM CST
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Snip off affected lower leaves. Remove all debris from soil.
Spray all affected areas, soil also with some 25 percent peroxide water, or same mix of alcohol water.
Probably due to the cold and high humidity. Also, possible overwatering.
If indoors, maybe move to warmer part of house, with a little more light.
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Name: Sue
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Mar 8, 2018 10:50 AM CST
I think if it was a problem the leaves would be looking dead or dying to have that much fuzz. My guess is that it is normal. I found this description of the plant Hypoestes phyllostachya (polka dot plant):

"Description: Perennial herb or subshrub to 1 m. Branches, petioles and young leaves densely hairy, the hairs long and white."
[Last edited by sooby - Mar 8, 2018 12:08 PM (+)]
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