Recovery from spider mites

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Recovery from spider mites

Post by peterlin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:04 pm

I was in my greenhouse looking for pretty leaves today and came across this seedling. Last year this plant suffered spider mites attack. I sprayed it with Tetrasan. Unfortunately, older affected leaves will remain scarred. But new leaves will be clean and nice, if pests were treated and eradicated early.

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This seedling is F1716 Phalaenopsis YangYang Zebra King (Ld's Bear King 'Ben Belton' X K S Super Zebra 'Peter Lin'). I am hoping to flower it soon this year.
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Re: Recovery from spider mites

Post by Bob » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:27 pm

How many times did you spray with tetrasan? I have neem oil also.

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Re: Recovery from spider mites

Post by peterlin » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:47 pm

I spray once or twice. Tetrasan is systemic. It's important that after spraying you don't water heavily right away. Give insecticide time to work.


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