you tell me what is attacking the leaves of my succulent? It starts
on the edges then spreads to the middle. Could it be earwigs? I
have sprayed with Success.
is typical of the damage slugs and snails do to many succulents.
They hide away in sheltered spots during the day, then come out
at night and nibble away at both the upper and lower surfaces of
the leaves. Within a day or two the damaged area turns brown. Slug
bait is the answer. Any of the widely available brands will do the
trick, but make sure you spread it evenly around the plants and
reapply it every couple of weeks for a while to really knock the
slug population back. Success is only effective against caterpillars,
so will be of no help in this case.
Gardener, Issue 200, 2006, Page 39
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.