Asked by: Ferdaus Jonkmanns
asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th April, 2020

Why are the leaves curling on my variegated ginger?

Green ginger leaves roll and curl due to the water stress caused by the bacteria that block the vascular systems of the ginger stems. Leaf yellowing and necrosis. Instead, infected ginger plants are stunted and yellowed. The lower leaves dry out over an extended period of time.

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Correspondingly, why are the leaves on my plant curling?

Curling leaves can be caused by many problems, including insect damage, disease, abiotic disorders, or even herbicides. There are several insect pests that cause leaves to curl when they suck plant juices of new or young leaves that are still growing. These include aphids, thrips, and whiteflies.

Beside above, why are the leaves curling on my rose bush? Roses are susceptible to diseases that cause leaf damage as well, though most don't cause leaves to curl. Powdery mildew-affected leaves may curl in before white splotches appear on the leaves. Downy mildew is similar, although the splotches appear reddish-brown in color and often occur on the underside of leaves.

Considering this, how do you care for a variegated ginger plant?

Variegated ginger grows best in partial shade, though it can take full sun, and requires rich, moist soil. It is not drought-tolerant and requires frequent watering, especially when planted in full sun.

How do you treat leaf curl?

Leaf curl can be controlled by applying sulfur or copper-based fungicides that are labeled for use on peaches and nectarines. Spray the entire tree after 90% of the leaves have dropped in the fall and again in the early spring, just before the buds open.

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