Plant fungus

Asked November 3, 2016, 7:35 PM EDT

What is causing this fungus on my plant and how can I treat it and prevent it?

Virginia Beach Virginia

1 Response

The leaf spot disease shown in this photo could be one of many leaf spot diseases none of which cause a serious problem. At the end of the season, there is little point in treating these fungi since the leaves will soon be falling off. Keeping the fallen leaves raked up will reduce the number of spores for next year. Providing good air circulation will help reduce the risk in future years. If possible avoid overhead watering. vw