All my Clivias are a mess of brown and white rotten leaves

Question From: 
Jutta Dowdy in  Krenmore,  Brisbane QLD


Nature of problem: 
All my Clivias are a mess of brown and white rotten leaves


Type of Plant (if known): 


Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 
Wasted leaves. Grey and brown and unrecognizeable


Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: 
Good potting mix soul


How often do you water the plant:
light watering daily when no rain


How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
planted in shade under tree


What type of plant is it:
Orange and yellow


How long since you planted it:
some several years others last year


Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Worm casting. and Fish solution


Is the plant indoors or outdoors: 


What other treatments have you given the plant: 
being left alone as much as possible

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Other Comments: 
It seems to have happened very suddenly as I am in the garden most days and only notice the disaster today.


Answer: Sounds like the lily caterpillar (google it) – they are probably gone by now. The plants may recover. Next summer look out for small caterpillars in summer and spray them with caterpillar killer.  Don