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by Angi
(T.C. Michigan)


My Mother of Thousands developed thin white spots on the leaves that would dry and flake. Thinking it was a pest I sprayed my pretty with neem oil and I think I burned my poor plant. Any idea what could be causing the spots and how I can fix it? Thank you!

Comments for Help save my mother

May 03, 2021
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

If you’re referring to the dying patches on the leaves, this is typical damage from the production of all those baby plants.

Over time, all the energy goes into them, and the leaf will die. It’s not a pest, so spraying it with anything won’t help. It’s a normal and expected part of growing plants. If new leaves start to do this, as opposed to old existing ones, that’s when to start worrying.

Sep 08, 2021
In Addition
by: Jacki

I just looked at your picture again; this looks like the leaves are scorched – possibly from contact with the window? Could that be it?