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Medium_img_1396leaf My 12 Standard lillypilly plants all have a disease.(not thrips)

I have sprayed with confidor & a fungicide I have given native fertilizer and regular seasol nothing seems to be stopping it & it's spreading fast. One plant looks like it might die, I have picked all affected leaves off but it returns. Any suggestions?

Submitted: 12:29PM, 17 Jul 2012
Answer: Hi Megan,
The leaves appear very mottled and this could be due to mites. Have you noticed any fine webbing on the underside of the leaves? Unfortunately once the leaves are damaged they will not repair so is important to try and keep the new foliage protected.

The mites can be controlled with Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains Natrasoap.

If you have a local nursery you could take in some leaves to see if they can detect the presence of mites or thrips using a hand lens.

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Answered: 01:34PM, 17 Jul 2012

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