Plant Root Rot

Plants dying long after the ‘Big Wet’ has finished?

Some trees, shrubs or even pot plants can take up to 3 months to show signs of root rot (phytopthora). Signs of root rot are wilting, dieback at the tips of the branches, yellowing leaves, roots becoming mushy and eventually death.

Treating early is key to the plant’s survival. Spray with Searles Root Rot, a professional-grade systemic fungicide containing Phosphorous Acid. Phosphorous Acid has been well established as a cost-effective fungicide and safe protectant for fruit trees and other ornamentals. Repeat spray may be necessary.

TIP: To reduce the risk of this fungal disease, don’t overwater plants, ensure soil is well-draining and don’t let water sit in pot saucers. 

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