Phytophthora

Phytophthora are fungi-like organisms that cause root rot disease causing plants to wilt and die.

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  • Control weeds as they can be a reservoir of infection.
  • Remove and burn dead infected plants.
  • Spray with PLANThealth Buxus Blight Buster or Fungus Control every 10-14 days. Spray the foliage as well as the soil around plants to be protected. It will kill root root disease fungi in soil and be drawn into plant to protect further from disease.
  • See also Wilting of Indoor Houseplants

Did You Know Did You Know

  • Phytophthora and Pythium fungi-like pathogenic oomycetes species that can cause die back in many different plants and are pests of major economic importance. It was one of this group of fungi that caused the great potato famine in Ireland. It is also a Phytophthora that is causing Kauri dieback and damaging and killing many of the iconic trees of the North Island of New Zealand.

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