in the office
are in Auckland and have a lovely 7-year-old fiscus plant in our
office. It has always thrived in the conditions. However, when we
got it repotted by some professionals, the plant ended up with the
little white termites. We have tried about 6 doses of Pyrethrum
but the little mites are still attacking the plant. Can you advise
us what we can do to save the plant please?
sounds to me as if it is mealy bug. Conqueror Oil and Orthene is
effective but Orthene is smelly and not very friendly. A more convenient
spray (being in an office) is aerosol Confidor. The plants will
need repeat sprays, but it is effective. This is available from
supermarkets as well as hardware stores and garden centres.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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