Phytophthora papaya 5 (5681636390)
by Scot Nelson (CC0)
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Root rot is often associated with overwatering and water moulds flourishing.
Roots soften and die back - usually associated with a foul smell.
Wilting, yellow or sparse foliage
Improving soil drainage can greatly reduce the risk of plants succumbing to the disease. Where the disease is new or localised in the garden, affected plants should be destroyed and the soil from the root-run replaced with fresh topsoil. Replanting should be done with less susceptible species.
Sterilise water in hydroponics/soil in potplants