Black Tip Fungus
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Signs of Black Tip Fungus
Fungus killed the growth tip
Dead Growth Tip
Dead Growth Tip
| Black Tip Fungus is very hard to
once it gets a big head start. Black Tip usually strikes in the
spring and in the fall, but can pop up at any tip of the year.
Tip Fungus loves cool, wet, and shady areas. When condition are
is can pop up overnight, and spread like wildfire. If left
it will kill the growth tips of mature trees, and kill entirely a small
plumeria. If Black Tip has killed the growth tips on a
plumeria and temperatures warm up, the black tip will die off.
the blacked tips will callus and break off. Next, the plumeria
branch back out as if it was pruned. Sometime on a tree it's not
all bad, because it gets a ton of new branches, but if it happens every
year, or disgustingly, twice a year you will have hell getting you
Best advice is...
to Prevent Black Tip Fungus
1. Every 2 or 3 weeks apply
"Fung-Away II" granules
2. Grow plumerias in as much sun as possible.
3. Do NOT spray the plant with
at night when temp are
4. Spray Plumerias and *entire
greenhouses every 2 weeks
*entire area :: walls, pots,
soil, grass, floor... everything.
to Control Black Tip Fungus
1. Reduce humidity and try to keep the area as dry as possible.
2. Relocate the plumeria ... this seems to help a lot.
3. in the greenhouse are use
fans.... this will make all
4. Apply Greenlight "Fung-Away
to the soil.
5. Use Fung-away spray on the
and the *entire area.
6. Spot spray the infected
with Fung-Away every other day or more.
(Fung-Away spray does not seen to harm plumerias, even in large doses.)
7. Try other Fungicides
8. Keep up the good fight until
Tempatures, which will kill the black tip.
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Plumeria 101 / Michael Anders