One’s biggest nightmare as a flower lover is to observe your flower blossom exceptionally well one week, only to discover them withering the next.
Here, we’re dealing with a pair of succulent plants that are excellent for purifying the air of harmful substances and even raising humidity levels in a house or office.
I can’t lie; as an indoor plant, I truly appreciate this one particular plant.
It does, however, worry you a little since if you don’t take care of it for even a brief period of time, it will undoubtedly catch the “disease” of black spots.
Make sure you read all the way to the end because we will go into more detail about Black Spots on Succulents.
What Causes Black Spots and How Do You Treat Them?
Yes, black spots on succulents are a common disease among them as they appear pretty frequently.
The good news is that it can be treated if discovered at an early stage. The challenge is that it can be difficult to identify when black spots are starting to appear. Hopefully, I will make things easier for you.
There are a few things that can lead to those blackspots, but it will be challenging to find the culprit.
Nevertheless, let’s see those factors that cause this disease in our beloved succulents.
Overwatering Your Succulent
Succulents are a type of plant that dislikes being submerged in water or watered continuously because doing so may cause them to decay, which is something we don’t want.
Once they rot, the black spots appear, so make sure you only water them when they feel dry and just let them sit in the sun.
Sunburn on Your Succulent
Check if the black spots appeared at the top of your succulents to determine if they were brought on by sunburn.
While sunshine is beneficial to plants, excessive exposure to it can harm all plants, not only succulents, and, in the worst-case scenario, lead a plant to melt.
Chemical Burn on Your Succulent
Another symptom that could lead to a black mark on succulents is a chemical burn.
Black spots will start to emerge on your plant if you fertilize it incorrectly or excessively since the chemicals will start to burn the leaves and stems.
Make sure you use caution when applying the fertilizer.
Fungal Infection On Your Succulent
Another of the main causes of black spots is fungus infections. There are several distinct versions of this treatment, depending on which approaches work best for you.
Neem oil worked for me; it will defend against black spots, powdery mildew, and other diseases equally.
Extreme/Low Temperatures On Your Succulent
While the intense sun can result in sunburns and leave black spots on the succulent, low temperatures, or more specifically, freezing temperatures, are not much better either.
Black patches can also result from cold temperatures, which most people refer to as frost damage.
Insect and Pests On Your Succulent
Pests and insects could also cause black spots to develop.
We’re all aware that insects like to crawl on plants, so if you see holes in your plant’s leaves, there’s a good probability that insects have gained control of them and are now infesting the stem.
Typically, you need to keep an eye out for aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, and snails.
Trauma On Your Succulent
Trauma, indeed, for some people This may seem like a bizarre word, but it’s true.
Your plant may get blackspots as a result of falling or being knocked over; this is referred to as a trauma; the plant is “physically injured.”
If your succulent was recently dropped and black spots started to form, you already know where they came from.
Well, the saying that “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” is kind of true.
Having a succulent, especially a healthy one, will surely make you happy besides polluting the air and making your office or home look good.
So please make sure you look after it. I am well aware that black spots can totally ruin your flowers and your mood, hence I tried my best to introduce you to the most prominent causes and solutions to each of them.
I sincerely hope I was useful and you were able to save your succulent.
So yeah, life is too short to buy more and more houseplants.
Enjoy it until next time!
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