Hominid
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Odd leaf curl

Hey folks!

Other than this weird leaf curl, I think my plants are healthy... they are in 3 gallon pots on my deck. Anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance,

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Re: Odd leaf curl

Did you try uncurling and looking inside? Aphids, caterpillar or spider, maybe? Also sometimes stinkbug or planthopper....
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Re: Odd leaf curl

applestar wrote:Did you try uncurling and looking inside? Aphids, caterpillar or spider, maybe? Also sometimes stinkbug or planthopper....
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Re: Odd leaf curl

It usually looks a little different from what you are showing, but there is a thing called physiological leaf roll. Usually the leaves roll up and in lengthwise:

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They also get a little bit leathery.

Physiological leaf roll is a reaction to hot, dry conditions. It is the plant's way to try to conserve moisture, prevent too much loss through transpiration.

Don't know if that is what you have...
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