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Diagnosis & Recommendation please

Posted by mzstitch 7b S.C. (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 19:17

This is a young Mary Magdalene rose planted in a pot. (I've had it for a year.). Some of the leaves are spotted and there is some discoloration around the edges of others. I've taken a close up picture of the problem area. I'm not so concerned over the holes in the leaves, obviously that was just some hungry critter. Can anyone tell me what this rose is needing to become happy and healthier? ty

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RE: Diagnosis & Recommendation please

Looks like rose slugs to me!

RE: Diagnosis & Recommendation please

Also looks like rose slugs to me. The babies can only rasp at the leaves so it has those semi-transparent spots. These guys hang out underneath the leaf and when they are big enuf to see they look like a skinny green miniature caterpillar.

I've tried to handpick but gave up one year with a huge infestation. Systemic worked very fast. Only one dose needed.

Not sure if the yellowing is directly related.

RE: Diagnosis & Recommendation please

Wow, what great help, thank you! I never thought the leave spots would also be a little critter! It's a very small plant so I'll see this morning if I can just wipe down the leaves as I don't have any insecticide. It's also a small area of the plant so I'm sure I'm catching it early on. Much appreciated, so glad I asked!

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