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'Rip-like' lines appearing on edges of succulent leaves due to flies

marina.03.nikmarina.03.nik Posts: 5
edited April 2020 in Problem solving
I've had this problem before with a panda plant a few months ago but it seems like these tiny flies are eating away at the leaves or something like that and causing these rips or tears at the edge of the succulent leaves
Does anyone know how to get rid of them and what's causing them and perhaps if there is anyway to stop this from happening in the future?

(also are those leaves 'beyond repair' or is there a way to save them?)



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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,060
    I think that looks like physical damage by something bigger than a fly (also suggested by some of the grey/silver having been rubbed off). Could it have been bumped by a person or a pet?
  • JennyJ said:
    I think that looks like physical damage by something bigger than a fly (also suggested by some of the grey/silver having been rubbed off). Could it have been bumped by a person or a pet?
    unfortunately no :( I hadn't touched this plant at all in the past few days while the damage has been happening and my dog can't reach that far
    I've attached a picture of the other plant I mentioned and you can see the similar lines although they arent ripped to the extent of this one but they both had the lines appearing at the same time as the flies so I'm only putting two and two together :/ 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,427
    Have you got a pet or a toddler?
    I had some strange semi circular nicks all round several leaves on a succulent. I couldn't work out what it was until I spotted my daughter 'improving' the appearance of the leaves 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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