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01:35PM, 27 Oct 2009
Answer: Hi Steven, Unfortunately we do not have an orga...
Category: Pests
01:35PM, 27 Oct 2009
My clivea has eaten edges on the leaves and black "soot" on I have tried "Success" is this the best way to go?

There is evidence of webs on the underside of the leaves.

Submitted: 09:53AM, 23 Sep 2012
Answer: Hi John,
Clivea can be attacked by the lily caterpillar which can decimate the plants. The caterpillars are stripy in appearance and congregate in large numbers. Yates Success is very effective against these caterpillar.

Sooty mould is normally produced when a pest such as scale or mealy bug exudes a sugary substance. The sooty mould grows on the sugary excretion so once you control the pest then the mould is no longer formed. If you have seen scale or mealy bugs then spray with Pest Oil.

Fine webbing on the underside of the leaves may be from mites? Have you noticed any mottling on the top of the leaves?

Category: Diseases
Tags: pest oil, Clivea
Answered: 10:41AM, 25 Sep 2012


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