Catharanthus (annual vinca) Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Catharanthus (annual vinca) diseases.
Catharanthus (annual vinca) Diseases - Articles

Updated: July 31, 2016

Catharanthus (annual vinca) Diseases
DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Botrytis BlightLeaves, especially those near the soil surface, rot and become covered with gray fungal growth as do fading flowers.Botrytis cinereaHeat and ventilate to maintain low humidity. Remove dead and dying tissue from the greenhouse. Apply a fungicide to protect healthy plants.
Phytophthora Root and Crown RotCrowns and roots have dark brown spots at the soil level. This spreads up the stem as plants wilt and die. Roots are killed.Phytophthora spp.Plant in pasteurized potting mix. Discard infected plants. Apply a fungicide to protect healthy plants.


Aster yellows symptoms on Catharanthus.

Authors

Gary W. Moorman, Ph.D.