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my proteas have disease which is causing leaves to turn brown - starting from the base and spreading out

sandy soil near beach. Been ok for 18 months. appeared suddenly.

Australian Natives • Physical Damage

Hi Frank,

Thanks for contacting Yates.

Has the season been wet or was there any torrential rai? Proteas are sensitive to wet feet, soggy wet soil could cause instant death. We would suggest to prune off any of the dead leaves and stems and improve the soil drainage by adding organic matter such as Dynamic lifter and garden compost. 

Hope this helps and happy gardening.



Answered: 10 Feb, 2021

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