Syngonium Diseases

Informational table showing disease name, symptoms, pathogen/cause, and management of Syngonium diseases.
Syngonium Diseases - Articles

Updated: August 8, 2017

Syngonium Diseases
DiseaseSymptomsPathogen/CauseManagement
Bacterial Blight and Stem RotVery dark green spots engulf the leaf in a soft rot which smells foul. Infected tissue falls away giving the leaf a tattered appearance. When stems are infected, lower leaves wilt and die.ErwiniaPurchase plants free of the disease. Discard infected plants and water in a manner that keeps the surface of the plants dry at all times.
Bacterial Leaf SpotTranslucent spots on leaf margins become dull green with bright yellow halos. Spot size and shape are limited by leaf veins.Erwinia, Pseudomonas, XanthomonasPurchase plants free from the disease. Discard infected plants. Avoid overhead watering. Apply a bsctericide to protect plants.
Myrothecium Leaf SpotTan to dark brown leaf spots have concentric rings and fungal fruiting structures.Myrothecium roridumDo not apply excessive amounts of nitrogen fertilizer. Protect leaves from wounding. Apply a fungicide to protect plants.
Phosphorus DeficiencyPlants are stunted. Lower leaves have dead spots.Lack of fertilizationApply a balanced fertilizer solution.