dsenso
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Does anyone know what is wrong with my pepper plant leaves?

Suddenly my pepper plant started having some spots on the leaves. Any knows what it is and how to treat it? :(
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Re: Does anyone know what is wrong with my pepper plant leaves?

Welcome to the forum!

Where are you located? If it got well down in the 40s, or lower, this might be the peppers reacting to those night time lows.

Fortunately, I don't get any diseases on my peppers, even in the very wet times, when many other vegetables get fungal diseases. However, there are a number of leaf spot diseases out there - bacterial, fungal, and viral. This does not look like any that I've seen pictures of, but those pictures are always of the advanced stages of the diseases. Keep an eye on them, to see if it gets worse - as long as it doesn't start increasing in size and numbers, and the peppers are doing well otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it, though if you want you could spray some sort of safe fungal spray, like baking soda or potassium bicarbonate, or some Serenade, though you don't really know if it is a fungus, if it is a disease.
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Re: Does anyone know what is wrong with my pepper plant leaves?

Thanks! I am in the DC area so it still warm here. The plant had a few Mealybugs the other day so I sprayed some soap and water on the leaves. The bugs are gone but the leaves changed within a few days after I sprayed with the soap water combination. Could it cause this?

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Re: Does anyone know what is wrong with my pepper plant leaves?

what was the “soap” you used? What formula/recipe? — should have been real soap and not liquid detergent . And was the plant in the sun or rapidly dry, concentrating the droplets?
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Re: Does anyone know what is wrong with my pepper plant leaves?

I just used a liquid soup after someone suggesting online. I did it at night so it was not under the sun. I see under the leaves even have more spots :(

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