What is damaging my ensete

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What is damaging my ensete

Post by Volksman999 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:51 am

I planted a new Ensete Maurelii a few weeks ago and it has already produced several new leaves. However, the most recent one (which has yet to unfurl) has had much of its top eaten. I cannot see anything in it that might have done the damage. I did see a cabbage white butterfly on the leaf yesterday but am not sure if this was just a coincidence.

The previous leaf was damaged differently. When it appeared there were a number of very thin light brown patches on it that eventually became holes. They do not look as if they have been eaten.

Any help would be gratefully received.

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What is damaging my ensete

Post by tatter » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:49 am

sounds like slugs to me check in the crown inside around the new unfurled leaf or even inside the unfurled leaf slugs have a habit of spending the day there especially after the rain as it will be moist in there
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