are these lines normal?

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  1. strhythm

    strhythm Apprentice Gardener

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    A few weeks ago these dry lines appeared on my panda plant and have increased in number ever since
    I havent found much about them but apparently theyre because of over watering. As I've read on a lot of articles and seen on videos I've just been watering it when the soil is completely dry on top but maybe I just have to wait longer?
    I've also read about them being fron leafminers (?) but although the texture seems similar the pattern of the lines is different so I'm not quite sure about that one.20191019_162519.jpg20191019_162529.jpg
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Not something I've come across, but I dont think it's leaf miner, having said that I think it could be a pest problem of some kind.
    I'd be surprised if overwatering could do that.
     
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    [​IMG] @strythmn.. It certainly does look like leaf miner I think... There is no real control for them at this time of year.. I would remove the worst affected leaves and then you could try a spray of Neem oil to catch the adults before they lay eggs.. Since the damage is mostly cosmetic, the remedy is to remove the affected leaves. This doesn't just improve the appearance of the plant, it also gets rid of the existing leaf miners before they become adults and lay more eggs. Since the tunnels throughout affected leaves are dead tissue, it does little good to keep them on the plant.
     
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