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Signs of damage
- Tiny round white spots. This is the earliest stage of this disease, so the tiny powdery white spots on the leaves, stems, or fruits can be an indication that the plant is sick.
- Powdery look. It is probably this disease if your plants look like they were dusted with the powder.
- Disfiguration. This symptom was mostly noticed lately when the disease took over.
- Yellow leaves. Since the plant is weakened, its leaves turn yellow and eventually dry out.
How to prevent
First of all, choose resistant varieties. Secondly, it’s better to plant them in sunny areas because this fungal disease thrives in the shade. Provide your plant with proper care and normal air circulation. Interestingly, in this case, overhead watering can be helpful, unlike with most fungal diseases. Because it can wash off the mold because all the spores are mostly located on the upper side. However, we can’t fully recommend this method because it contributes to other problems. Fungicides are also an excellent preventative measure, which can help a lot.
It’s hard to get rid of this disease, so it’s better to focus on prevention measures. However, once the plant is heavily infected, you need to remove the affected one to avoid the further spreading of the disease. After the removal, it’s very important to sanitize all the instruments.
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