Leaf damage on Moraeas

Michael Mace michaelcmace@gmail.com
Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:14:01 PST
Jean wrote:

>> I'd also suggest botrytis, a fungal disease which *doesn't* require free
water to infect plants

I wanted to thank everybody who sent me advice, both on this list and
privately.  I should share the consensus feedback, in case you ever see
something similar in your garden.  It looks like this may have been a case
of a mix of water stress and fungal infection.  In other words, the pots
probably got a bit dry in our hot spell, this caused weakness or the
beginnings of dieback in the leaves, and the fungus jumped on that.

The leaves have stopped dying back now, although I can't tell whether it was
due to the fungicide I sprayed or the rainy spell we had this week.

Thanks again,

San Jose, CA

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