Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

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callin

Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by callin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:08 pm

Why ..., why..?
It s a desease?
Anyone got this marks?
Please , someone advise me what to do? Should I cut all the leaves and prepare it for dry storage already?
I can go on and on.. with the questions, but don t want to become anoyng.
I love this plant is kind of my exotic child, raised from seed in february this year.
Looking for specialist opinion.
Thank you in advance. icon_cheers
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sanatic1234

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:34 am

It should grow out of it. I know it isn't the same plant but my musa basjoo use to get the same problem it had it two seasons in a row but now it is fine. My two little ensete V's have a couple of those markings on the leaves. Not really thought anything of it though. I will keep an eye on them to see how they fare. You have a lovely specimen there. icon_thumleft

callin

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by callin » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:33 pm

Yes, Aaron, it is beautiful. As you can see in the pictures, I don t have a couple of spots... I have an invasion :shock: and it is geting worse day by day :( .
However, I dig it out and dry store next week. It used to grow a full leaf in 6-8 days last summer, very very fast , now seems to stop growing so there s no point in keeping it in the ground.
I truly hope to overwinter it successfuly in Yorkshire Kris style and grow it bigger next year.
This plant is so unique in my country, they do not have it even in the Bucharest botanical garden.
Best regards,
Calin icon_salut

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Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:49 pm

That spotting doesn't look good and I guess can only be a bad thing. Hopefully it will grow out of it?

callin

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by callin » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:05 pm

Kris, very bad indeed, because the succes rate of overwintering a sick banana must be considerably lover than with a healthy one. I m hoping that the ugly, spreading spots are caused by the cold wheather and the fact that the sun is lower in the sky and didn t reach my ensete only half to an hour per day.
If the spots are caused by a virus or something like that my dear ventricosum is doomed. icon_aaargh :( :(
Wish you the best icon_salut

sanatic1234

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:38 pm

Callin take a look at this and see what you think? looks close to what you have. http://old.padil.gov.au/pbt/index.php?q ... &pbtID=166

callin

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by callin » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:08 pm

Wow...Aaron, :ahhh!:
DISEASE: Black Sigatoka. PATHOGEN: Mycosphaerella fijiensis
what can I say... :shock: this is nasty stuff..
It can not be...or it is?
The leasions on my ensetes leaves look so similar with the infested leaves in the link..
Though I m so far from any Costa Rica banana plantation and from what i read this fungus not live in Europa, the climat in my country isnt tropical or subtropical...
So similar damage ... I don t know.
this make me :( .
Anyway, i ll try to overwinter it.
May be i should burn it :evil: in order to protect the sdwarf cavendish and dwarf cavendish that i grow indoor(those are fine, no spots).

sanatic1234

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by sanatic1234 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:20 pm

No don't go burning it, as there is no substantial evidence to say it is that 100% i thought i would show you that link as it looked similar. Have you tried treating it with this http://www.g-l.co.uk/products/gardening ... tAodGQ8AEw It is good stuff i have used it many times and have had excellent results.

callin

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by callin » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Thank you so much Aaron, I will try that solution.

fern Rob

Re: Badly spotted Ensete V. leaves

Post by fern Rob » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:09 pm

I noticed some marks on one of my Musas, I looked at it through a magnifying glass and found some sort of Aphid.

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