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enter image description hereMy perfectly healthy Ipomoea tree now has wrinkled new leaves coming up? Could this be a deficiency or an infestation?

Thanks in advanceHealthy old leaves and new crinkled leaves.

[![New crinkled leaves][4]][4]

[![New growth.][3]][3]

[3]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/C5cqi.jpgenter image description here

  • Did you check the underside of the leaves? If not, inspect closely to see if there's anything there... – Bamboo Aug 29 at 14:07
  • @bamboo I did, all clear... – IpomoeaGirl Aug 30 at 5:57
  • @bamboo have added a picture of the back of a leaf. Can you see anything? – IpomoeaGirl Aug 31 at 5:54
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Ipomoea and virus

Ipomoea leaf with viral infection

This looks like a viral infection. Not insect at all. "Sweet Potato Latent Virus". Insects may have been the vector. There are quite a few ipomoea viruses. Make a positive positive ID first.

  • any ideas on how to treat this? looked all over the net but cant find anything. – IpomoeaGirl Sep 1 at 8:01
  • I hate to tell you that I think there is absolutely no treatment for this viral infections. Pretty much, once infected, that virus is in that area forever. – stormy Sep 3 at 2:28
  • Wait until you've got clearer ID's of the problem, okay? – stormy Sep 3 at 2:41
  • found this bug this morning. – IpomoeaGirl Sep 6 at 9:43
  • Grins, you must love Ipomoea IpomoeaGirl! That 'bug' looks like mealy bug. Not unusual for these kind of normal insects to be hanging around stressed for whatever reason plants. Your plant still looks 'vigorous'. Soon to be flowering. I'd wait it out unless someone else comes up with more information. Plants want to live. They have their own type of 'immune' system that is working hard to cauterize or compartmentalize this virus. For the mealy bug, use a Q tip dipped in a tiny bit of vaseline. You should be able to remove those sap suckers manually. Such pretty plants Ipomoea! – stormy Sep 6 at 19:47

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