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Signs of damage
- Wood decay and canker. When it comes to the mentioned Inonotus rikii, it’s a very important sign.
- Stunted growth. The main goal of the disease is the weakening of the tree, so the growth of affected plants is reduced.
- Sparse foliage. Fungi also affect the leaves, making them weaker.
How to prevent
We always recommend you to keep your plant healthy to avoid a lot of unpleasant surprises. Before buying the plant, research the disease it might be susceptible to. Another helpful tip is to examine your garden as often as possible to notice if something is wrong. The only useful way to control this disease is to use fungicides.
This disease is caused by different species of fungi, so fungicides are the primary solution here. They are pesticides that prevent fungi themselves and their spores from growing. There are biological or chemical-based fungicides, so you can choose the treatment according to your preferences.
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