>From: Rosalind Gold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [aroid-l] Problem ariod photos posted
>Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2004 10:58:43 -0700 (PDT)
A quick note, I looked at the pics. the philo. may have some insect damage (the yellow spots) but you will have to search for living insects or their larvae on the underside of the young leaves or even gently un-roll the extra-young emerging leaves to find the culprits. It may also be a soil problem (too wet, not draining well) so consider this. Concerning the Dracunculus problem, the photo did not show details, but this could also be soil-related OR symptoms of a letahl disease, 'Dasheen-leaf mosiac virus', research this on the net, basically it appears as a sometimes attractive mosiac of markings on leaves, the plant will decline over time and die. It is highly infectious, spread by sap-sucking insects like aphids. Discard the infected plants. Wish I could be of more help!
>I've now posted pictures of the problems I'm having with my philodendron leaves. I also posted pictures of a problem I'm having with a dracunculus vulagaris plant that I grew from a tuber. I initially overwatered this plant, but I don't think the problem stems from that -I'm wondering if some kind of pest is responsible for the leaves curling and being so brittle.
>Here's the URL of the page with the pictures:
>Again, any advice would be greatly appreciated, and let me know if you have any problems accessing the page or opening the pictures.
>-Roz, in Southern California