Why is Fungus issues not diagnosed much here?
Is there anyone here very knowledgable with diagnosing 'fungus' issues on plants?
I have lost many plants in the past to certain 'fungus' issues when I was always told it was anything but.
I have lost Begonias, Prayer plants, certain tropicals, San's and so on to fungus like Botrytis and others that only one person actually helped me with when others told me it was something else.
I will say, not due to my own fault, but to plants purchased that have traveled to my home already infected.
Plants delivered through mail too.
In fact, after three bouts of the same plant not making it on three attempts, I was finally told they were prone to fungus and that all their same species plants had it. They told me to stop ordering it.
All that time I thought it was my fault and my cultural practices.
How can one tell when a disease is affecting their plants or the ones they are about to purchase instead of blaming other factors?
My local Nursery just threw out a whole batch of Begonias being attacked by Botrytis which an unsuspecting customer would of never had known about.
This post was edited by meyermike_1micha on Sun, Dec 23, 12 at 15:07