Agapanthus Problems: Tips For Treating Diseases Of Agapanthus Plants

By Liz Baessler Agapanthus, also called Lily of the Nile, is an attractive flowering perennial native to southern Africa. The plant is easy to care for and often disease free, but some agapanthus problems can be devastating. Keep reading to learn more about agapanthus diseases and treating diseases of agapanthus plants. Agapanthus Problems The first order of business when dealing with agapanthus diseases is self-protection. Agapanthus has a toxic sap that can irritate the skin. Always wear gloves, long sleeves, and goggles when cutting agapanthus stems. Diseases affecting agapanthus are often brought about by overwatering and too much moisture. Gray mold Gray mold is an unsightly fungus that spreads on dying blossoms. The mold needs standing water to grow, so prevent it by watering your agapanthus from below and spacing your plants to allow for good air circulation. If you already have mold, remove the affected parts of the plant

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