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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ACID ORANGE : COTTONY LEAVES

Oh no....
My acid orange or calamondine (Citrofortunella mitis) looks so poor.


This plant was neglected for several time.
And now... the leaves look blackish on the up side, but we could find thin 'cotton' on the bottom side.









And on the fruit's stalk too...


This is a really annoying bug.
This bug have killed some of my fruit's plants for past three years.
I have loosen four plants this year.
So, I have to looking for the substitute.
Hunting some new plants is a must.
Giving more attention on to my plant collection may give better result.
I wish...

13 comments:

  1. Salam Endah,

    Saya pula pokok cili yang jadi begini. Penuh di bawah daunnya itu tompok-tompok putih sebegitu.

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    1. Salam Honey.
      Ya, betul tanaman cabe saya juga sering terkena hama ini, dan tak lama kemudian mati.

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  2. Is that some kind of mildew growing or did a bug do it? Haven't seen anything like that.

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    1. I think so, I find little white flies among the 'cotton'. That's a serious problem for my crops.

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  3. Goodness it does look like a bad infestation, is there anything you can do to save it.

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    1. Yeah... I have sprayed soapy water on to the leaves, but it didn't work.

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  4. Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
    Fiquei feliz com sua doce presença!!!
    O nosso jardim precisa ser fiscalizado diariamente, para impedir visitantes desagradáveis!!!
    Um grande abraço, Marie.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Marie.
      You're right. Our garden need attention and daily 'visit'.
      Enjoy your day, and have a nice week.

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    1. Yes, I think the symptoms is almost similar.

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  6. You can brush them off with water. I do that all the time with my chillies....but if the infestation is too much I just spray pesticide.... ;)

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    1. I've brush them with water and sprayed it with soapy water, but I didn't work. Actually I do avoid to using pesticide on my garden.

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  7. hi. You can try jus pokok semambu, or neem tree as pesticide. Mr loong

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