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HELP!!! Help me identify these brown spots on my aloe plant

Aloe vera    Massachusetts USA

I've had this plant for over 6 years and feel like it's one of my children. I believe it's over 10 years old and had been in great health up until 4 months ago. It started forming these brown spots on the new leaves. It flowers every year and produces many babies. I will be heart broken if it's dying!!! Help!


Posted by: Kim (1 point) Kim
Posted: February 4, 2017


Juan Tizcareño Iracheta commented,
I don't see sunken injuries nor concentric rings with little black points; definitely it isn't anthracnose. It could be a disease very common in Rioverde, S. L. P., Mx, called "yellow rust" (local name: "óxido amarillo") caused by Uromyses aloes.
almost 3 years ago.

Kim commented,
I'm going to.do.some research on that. Thank you Juan.:)
almost 3 years ago.



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It's very difficult to do a diagnosis through this image.
Maybe with a close up to the symptoms would be possible to be assertive, but, if injury is sunken with little black points in concentric rings, it could be anthracnose (Colletotrichum spp)


Posted by: Juan Tizcareño Iracheta (4 points) Juan Tizcareño Iracheta
Posted: February 5, 2017


Kim commented,
I've posted a closer picture. Thank you Juan. <3
almost 3 years ago.



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It definitely looks like a fungal or bacterial growth. It is strange as this is a house plant and I cannot imagine how you got it. It is coming to the central and more recent fronds so it could be the plant had these pathogens and they are popping out. Makes some marks with a sharpie and see if the disease spreads beyond the marked area.


Posted by: David Hughes (51 points) David Hughes
Posted: February 6, 2017


Kim commented,
Thank you David, I will do that although I do think it's spreading unfortunately. Should I maybe cut infected leaves off? Maybe starting with one a month so plant doesn't go into shock?
almost 3 years ago.

Kim commented,
Do you think it could be dieback? The spots started before I transplanted it into this big pot. It was in dire need of a transplant. Roots were very potbound.
almost 3 years ago.



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