Photo by Melody

Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening: Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) leaf disease?

Communities > Forums > Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening
Forum: Hummingbird and Butterfly GardeningReplies: 0, Views: 36
Add to Bookmarks


(Zone 11)

February 1, 2013
8:59 AM

Post #9404809

Several of the leaves on all three of my Asclepias curassavica plants are turning yellow, getting black marks, then turning brown and eventually falling off. Has any one had this problem? Or know what might be causing it? I recently had 3 generations of Monarchs that have now moved on and now the Queens are coming to lay eggs and i am concerned about the leaves. I still have plenty of green leaves to support a few generations of Queens but would really like to solve this leaf problem.

Any suggestions or shared experiences would be much appreciated. I suspect it may be due to over-watering although the plants do have excellent drainage and are in good soil. Thank you.

Thumbnail by vitrsna
Click the image for an enlarged view.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.

Other Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
save the butterflies!!!!!! eyesoftexas 1 Mar 19, 2010 10:18 PM
Gulf Frittilary Caterpillar busy_bee_or 8 Sep 21, 2007 6:11 PM
University of Florida butterfly exhibit Night_Bloom 9 Apr 12, 2007 9:24 PM
What am I? konkreteblond 26 Jul 1, 2007 10:51 PM
What are these on my milkweed? margaran 31 May 1, 2009 7:26 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America