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SilNa
Apr 22, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Hi everyone,

I got my pilea 2-3 months ago and it's been doing very well, until couple of days ago when I noticed some black spots on the leaves. The spots got bigger today and I don't know what is wrong. Attached images from yesterday and from today. Although I bought it 2-3 months ago, I've re potted it only recently into a terracotta pot with hole at the bottom. Originally it was in a plastic one. I live in a warm country so the cold it's not an issue. Apart of the re potting I might have put some oil on the leaves to make them more shiny / I realize now, that this was a mistake/, but could it be the reason for the spots? I water it on an average once a week and I keep it in a relatively bright room, I moved it closer to the window 2 days ago, in case this is a light issue. However no direct light at all. It also has 3 babies, one is already re potted in a new pot and 3 new ones just came out recently. Also, not all the leaves got these spots, only the older ones, or may the ones where I put the oil, I think. The new leaves don't have any. What should I do? Also, should I cut the problematic ones?

Thanks!


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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 22, 2018 12:57 PM CST
Oil, did it.
And allways make sure all pots have drain hole/s.
You also want a fast draining soil.

I tip my hat to you.
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SilNa
Apr 22, 2018 9:55 PM CST
[quote="Philipwonel"]Oil, did it.
And allways make sure all pots have drain hole/s.
You also want a fast draining soil.

I tip my hat to you. Thank You! Thank You!
Do you think I should let them be or ia better ti cut the "bad"leaves?

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 23, 2018 10:38 AM CST
Really is your choice.
Ttfn 😀
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Israel
SilNa
Apr 23, 2018 1:27 PM CST
Thanks for helping out!!
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Profess plant consultant & educator
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WillC
Apr 23, 2018 1:56 PM CST
The damaged leaves will not recover, but new growth should be fine. When indoors, Pileas can do well on a sunny windowsill with direct sun.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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Israel
SilNa
Apr 29, 2018 1:40 AM CST
Thanks, Will! I only have some sun in the late afternoon hours in the late spring and summer. So I moved it closer to the window. I think it's getting better now :)

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