Spotty Problem with my Passionflowers Leaves...

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

Is this a nutritional problem, or does anyone see it and recognize the issue as something else??
Thanks in advance~kinda worried. Plant seems OK and is climbing but for the spots, and blooms are few but I see no pests; could of course be looking in wrong places?
again, thanks~~!!
:Darren

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

spotty problem part two, different photo same plant~whoops same pic!!!

This message was edited May 16, 2009 11:27 AM

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

real different picture, LOL
:Darren

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Vicksburg, MS(Zone 8a)

I've been slowly but surely planting lots of butterfly plants in my yard. I'd love to put at least one passiflora but I've read that they can be very invasive. Is there a variety that will be beneficial to butterflies but not invasive?

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

you can put them in a large container to control as they spread by tubers.
::D

Vicksburg, MS(Zone 8a)

I asked on the passiflora forum and had that suggestion made. I think I'll try it. I don't want to turn any thugs loose on our place. We have enough problems with kudzu, poison ivy and creeping Virginia just to name a few.

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

my Moms sent a tuber twe,lve feet under her Roses after I cut the top back at the end of last winter. The like to move it, Move it!! lol Get a good size planter, one of the lightweight ones that look like bamboo or terra, as it'll be better for you and better for the roots too. Aftwer its a year or so old you can get a cutting and, make a 2nd planter making a ''wall of planters'' in pots instead of a wall in the ground, making just as effective screening, but no tubers to deal with! They are great plants~!
:D

Darren,

Those might be spider mite damage spots, though it doesn't really look it. Spider mites are tiny, but you can see them.

Mark

HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

Mark, Do They like the underside of leaves? cannot remember~ I have to look again. Its awful hot here mostly just get aphid and the slugs wher my ferns are. I thought it was a fertlizing thing but will look up the bug and do a hard search on the vines, Thanks, Mark. Very Much!!
Darren

Darren,

They will avoid direct sun by migrating to the undeside of leaves, but they aren't too picky about where they hang out. If it is mites, your best bet would be a miticide, but you can reduce their numbers somewhat by spraying with plain water (knocks them off and drowns some of them). Here's a close-up pic of some red spider mites (see below). There are several species, so they are not all red.

Mark

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HENDERSON, NV(Zone 9a)

right. will do a thourough inspection today, thnks again, Mark. Hope your plants stay mite free. I have a 3 in 1 by Schultz It should do the trick if needed.
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