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Dracula leaves

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    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Default Dracula leaves

    Sorry, that should be "Dracula leafs." Otherwise it sounds like a stage direction.


    I'm not sure what's going on with this little Dracula bella:

    I don't think the leaf burn is from excessive fertilizer – I really haven't ever given it any in the 4 months I've had it. I also doubt that it's from being too close to the flourescents which it grows under, as the burnt leaf tips are not all the ones closest to the light. On the other hand, I may have rotated it without noticing. But, also, it isn't just the tips, but also the margins of a couple of leaves?

    Any other ideas? Does this look familiar to anybody? More directly: has anybody seen this on a Dracula or Masdie before?


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    Ki_in_NoVa is offline Senior Member
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    Arlington, VA


    ugh that looks like something I have on a masdie or pleuro div I have. I'm sort of ignoring it so haven't inspected it carefully (I need to do this soon) - I moved the plant to the floor and it seems to be doing better. (At least it's not spreading as fast.)

    Hey, I answered your question! Not my fault if it doesn't help any!

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    Forrest is offline Senior Member
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    not enough humidity would be my vote. I have a couple that were doing this until I up-ed the humidity.

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