Identification: Hello I have 2 indoor plants . They have some kind of infection .

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by DEEPIKA KHANNA, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. DEEPIKA KHANNA

    DEEPIKA KHANNA New Member

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    One plant has big dots ... looks like some bug has infected it .

    The second plant feels slightly moist

    I would like to know what are these and how to solve this
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    The first photo appears to show the product of Guttation - Wikipedia. The second plant, the palm, is infested with spider mites.
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If I had a palm like that with spider mites, I would get rid of it quickly, even if I liked it a lot. I welcome rebuttals from people who think that's not a very eco-friendly approach to things, but that plant has a zillion leaves and it will be very difficult to wash off all the bugs. You have other plants, and you don't want those things on all your other plants. You need to check all those plants, continually, and be on the lookout for very small webs or leaf discolouration like that, and wipe off the leaves or shower off the plants as soon as you see something starting (once a week for a month or so). I would not replace that with another palm any time soon - no point getting a plant known to be of interest to bugs you know to be present.

    Note that guttation is not a problem, just a cool effect.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Sounds like excellent tough love advice, Wendy, hard though it would be to get rid of an otherwise very nice plant.

    Guttation - there's another word to add to our dictionaries.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I'd like to offer an alternative to disposing of the plant: Reduce each individual plant to a stick before treating for mites by removing all its fronds while taking care to not damage the growing tip. It should then be fairly simple to treat using insecticidal soap.

    @DEEPIKA KHANNA
    By the way, what is the plant in the first photo?
     
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    DEEPIKA KHANNA New Member

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    Not sure . First time kept plants
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Please post a photo of the entire plant, if possible.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Mite infestations seem inevitable with parlor palms located in the low humidity of ordinary interiors.
     

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