03 November 2015

plant bath

I washed all my coleus plants the other day. Noticed some tiny, scraped-looking holes in some of the leaves. I probably brought a critter inside with them, forgot to treat it earlier. It would have been so easy to dunk them in in soapy water as cuttings! I doused them all with dishsoap bubbles and pinched off damaged foliage.
Did the same to my rosemary
which has mottled, pale looking leaves. Probably another plant illness.
I don't know if I can cure this one just by killing a pest with soap. Have to do some looking and figure out what it is. It looks dismally familiar, like what struck all the plants on my balcony apartment last year.

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