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Post  PkWk on Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:53 pm

I got 2 pots of ficus, although placed about 10 ft apart and yet they got infested with the same kind of diseases.
I will be very glad if some one can advise me how to treat the infected trees.







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Post  ogie on Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi...
Are the trunk also had those white spot?I've never seen such in my ficus.but i think you should check on your medium & repot to a more porous mix,check if your roots have the same white fungus if it has,you're overwatering and have less sunlight where that ficus is located.Once you repot defoliate it and put it in a shaded area to recover.Brush the whole tree with detergent mix water for cleaning & disenfecting it.It'll recover soon,hope this will help
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Post  jrodriguez on Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:33 pm

PkWk,

Your ficus has a horrible infestation of scale insects. I have had not similar problems with mine,but, if this occured to me, I will do the following:

I suspect this tree has not been getting enough sun light.
1) Remove all leaves
2) Thoroughly scrub the entire tree with insecticidal soap (form your pictures, the scale have propagated to the trunk)
3) Transplant it to a porous mix
4) Place it in full sun to encourage growth

Kind regards,

Jose Luis

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Post  PkWk on Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:51 am







Thanks for the advise. Hope for the best now.

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Post  ogie on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:52 am

I think the white pot has small holes in it,if it has try to rebore a bit bigger to have good drain.happy growing

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:22 am

Hi...

Provado sticks kill scale bugs.

Kind regards Yvonne

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Post  PkWk on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:06 am

ogie wrote:I think the white pot has small holes in it,if it has try to rebore a bit bigger to have good drain.happy growing

regards,
Alex

Difficult to drill porcelain pot, will see how it goes if not will change another pot.
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Post  PkWk on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:10 am

Yvonne Graubaek wrote:Hi...

Provado sticks kill scale bugs.

Kind regards Yvonne


Thanks. Hope can get provado sticks over here.

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Post  Guest on Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:19 am

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Post  bonsaisr on Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:07 am

Provado is Imidacloprid. It is available here as Bayer's (I forget the rest of the name) in a blue plastic bottle.
Iris

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Post  Qlander on Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:48 pm

Imidaclorprid is sold here in Australia under the name of Confidor.

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Post  PkWk on Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Qlander wrote:Imidaclorprid is sold here in Australia under the name of Confidor.

Thank you very much for the info.
My ficus are growing as healthy as they can be now. I may post some photos of them later.


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Post  coh on Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:44 pm

What treatment did you wind up using?

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