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Pothos Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Pothos diseases.
Disease Symptoms Pathogen/Cause Management
Bacterial Leaf Spot Water-soaked spots with yellow halos spread rapidly on leaves. Centers of the spots fall out under wet conditions. Pseudomonas cichorii Avoid overhead watering. Discard infected plants.
Pythium Root Rot Cuttings have poor root systems and yellow leaves. Leaves of established plants yellow and die. Stems have a mushy black rot. Pythium Plant in a potting mix free of pathogens. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Rhizoctonia Stem Rot Stems at the soil level are killed. Under wet conditions, a fine webbing of fungal growth can be observed on the soil surface near the infected stems. Rhizoctonia Plant in a potting mix free of pathogens. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.

Prepared by Gary W. Moorman, Professor of Plant Pathology

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Pothos Diseases

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