Plumeria Care - Plumeria Rust

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The overall aesthetic beauty of the plumeria plant involves caring for the leaves as well as the flowers.

Some education about plumeria care is needed to grow these beautiful tropical plants successfully.

One of the most common worldwide threats to plumeria plants is a fungus disease known as plumeria rust, Coleosporium domingese. An airborne pathogen causes the plumeria rust to spread rapidly from one plumeria plant to another.

The symptoms of the disease start on the undersides of leaves that begin to show numerous tiny, raised, yellow-orange, powdery rust pustules. These pustules may emerge sparsely on the upper surface of heavily infected leaves. Even though the spores can be rubbed or wiped off the leaves, it doesn’t eliminate the infection.

To control plumeria rust one needs to act promptly at the first indications of rust spots. 

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