Jim G
Jim G
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  • Suffolk, VA
Asked on Jul 2, 2012

Celosia: Leaves Damage? assume some type of insect.. what to do/spray? Could it be wind damage from past couple storms?

Jim GDouglas Hunt

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So I've researched best I can, but don't really know what I am looking for. What is causing the leaf damage and how do I stop it? These have been beautiful till last couple days. Note the LEFT Bottm of the pic where the leaves are getting holes in them now.
Note left side green leaves getting holes in them.
Note left side green leaves getting holes in them.
2 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jul 3, 2012

    It is probably an insect, Jim, but it could just as easily be a beneficial one as a not. Of course the best thing would be to catch one in action: You might try looking early in the morning or late in the day. Otherwise, I always recommend starting with the least toxic course of action, which would be a good insecticidal soap.

  • Jim G
    on Jul 3, 2012

    Thanks Doug. Looked it up online and read some about it. LOWES also sells it. I just left lOWES! I'll go back tonight or tomorrow and get it. The plants were just planted about 3-4 weeks ao and doing so well, hate to see insects eating away at them.

    • Roxanne
      on Aug 16, 2017

      I am having the same problem. Wondered if you had any luck. Thank you.


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