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Re: [IGSROBIN] Red spots?


Cindi-If the spots are on the bottom of the leaves it may well be the
dreaded pel rust.  If they are at the leaf margin, potassium deficiency
could be the cause.  Or, it could be old leaves.  If only the older ones are
affected that may be the case.

Robin
-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew <awilson@FDA.NET>
To: IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU <IGSROBIN@MAELSTROM.STJOHNS.EDU>
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 3:14 AM
Subject: Re: Red spots?


>Cindi,
>
>You asked:
>
>"Does anyone know why some of my angel pelargoniums are developing little
>red
>spots on their leaves?  I have been told that it is (1) a reaction to the
>colder weather than normal, (2) it is a viral infection, and (3) that older
>leaves get damaged and not to worry about it.  I've got them in isolation
in
>case it's a viral form of "pellie pox" but does anyone know what's really
>wrong with them?"
>
>I hate to ask the obvious but are you sure it is not some form of rust? Are
>the spots below or above? I am told there are more than one type and maybe
>yours is one of the more exotic kinds. If so, please do keep them in
>quarantine!  Let's hope I'm just wrong, which may well be the case. I
having
>just returned from the joys of travels in the cold and snow and I am now
>looking anxiously over my charges to see if, during my absence, spring has
>brought on afflictions of whooping cough, flu, rashes and now, red spots.
>
>Andrew
>San Diego, California





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