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my pepper is growing very slowly and I think it is sick. enter image description here

Its stem seems dry with some black parts. Also the leaves are wrinkled. I have read that this could be a Pepper veinal marbre virus (PVMV). But I have not really found any information about a stem like this. Does anyone know what is happening with my plant? Is it a virus? Do I have to cut it out and keep the soil for another plant?

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  • Black stems may be nothing. A caterpillar or other varmint is chewing on the leaves. I spray with soapy water. Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 17:35
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    Yes, I tracked the caterpillars and chased them. It was some time ago. Now what makes me afraid is the wrinkled leaves and the slow growing
    – afvmil
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 21:04

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