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Geranium > Leaves > Wilted leaves

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  • Bacterial leaf blight 1
  • Bacterial leaf blight 2
  • Bacterial leaf blight 3

Bacterial Leaf Blight
Xanthomonas hortorum pv. pelargonii
(syn. X. campestris pv. pelargonii)

  • Round water-soaked spots become tan to brown sunken spots, 1/8 to ¼ inch in diameter
  • Leaf spots grow into water-soaked, brown, V-shaped lesions with a yellow border.
  • Leaves wilt, turn yellow, than brown. May remain attached to the plant for a week or more
  • In severe cases, stems shrivel and turn brown or black
  • Common during periods of warm, moist weather
  • More information on bacterial leaf blight
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  • Root rot 1
  • Root rot 2
  • Root rot 3

Root Rot
Pythium spp., Rhizoctonia solani, Thielaviopsis basicola

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