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I recently noticed some yellow stuff on the planter(terracotta) of my Dracaena Compacta. Along with this with the plant also seems to be not looking so great overall, I'd like to understand if this could be related. Some follow-up questions:
- Could the fungal infection spread while wiping the leaves?
- Should the leaves be cut off from the plant?
- Is it recommended to use a Fungicide? Some pictures of the pot:
Below are some pictures of the problems I see on the plant:
- This plant is placed in a corner of a well lit room with no direct light falling on it.
- The air movement may not be too much in that area because it is a corner.
- There aren't any other diseased plants around this.
- The leaves are sticky to the touch. As it may contain some residue of some neem oil that was applied onto the plant around 5 months ago. The concentration of the neem oil may have been a bit more than recommended.
- The plant is watered only when the soil dries out largely.
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) water is used to water this plant.
I would like to know whether the yellow stuff on the pot is related to the yellow spots on the leaves of the plant.
The plant's health seems to be on a steady decline.
I would like some help in diagnosing this problem and planning my next steps accordingly.
Thanks in advance.