vine weevils and fatsia

Roisin Cahill asked 12 years ago

I have a fatsia japonica in a pot for about a year. Recently the leaves have begun to brown and die off and growth is stunted and new tips are brown. I thought it was the dry spell as it was in sun, but it hasn’t responded to watering. Could it be vine weevils (there are lots in my garden) and can I save the plant?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is likely that the plant got a set-back by drying out and has not yet recovered. It is possible that vine weevils are a factor as the damage they cause to roots would exacerbate the problem caused by drying out.