Common Plant Problems
These are pictures of some of the most common plant problems we encounter at the Growers Outlet. We can't include all of them and
we can't diagnose plant problems over the phone. Take some pictures, place problem leaves in a plastic bag and bring them by for the most accurate diagnosis or email pictures and info to Terry at the firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on the picture below and get more information.
Mealy bug infestation. These insects are often mistaken for a disease. When not treated quickly they can reproduce rapidly and cause plant death. Treat with Bonide Systemic Insect Control and a spreader sticker.
This is a picture of black sooty mold on some crape myrtle leaves. This is not a disease problem but is actually caused by sugar excretions from aphids or whiteflies. The sugar drips onto the leaves below and becomes a food source for the black mold. Once this mold starts growing on the sugar it is only removed by washing each leaf. The best prevention is insect control in the beginning with something like Bonide Systemic Insect Control.
This is a picture of a common scale insect. They usually make their home on the bottom side of leaves but sometimes will reside on the top of magnolia leaves. They are easily controlled by using a product like Monterrey Horticultural Oil.
Lace bugs make their home on the bottom side of leaves. Most common on Azaleas and Lantana. Look on the back side of leaves for the clear winged tiny insects and little black droppings. Control can be achieved by using Bonide Systemic Insect Control.
Powerdy mildew is a fungus that grows on new growth with crape myrtles and roses being two of the most popular host plants. Control is easy when detected early. Use Bonide Infuse systemic fungicide.