Cyclamen Mites - Houseplants Pests and how to Control them
Cyclamen Mites are minute mites, which look like a film of dust on the underside of leaves. The pests will flourish in humid conditions. Infested houseplants are stunted, have curled leaf edges, twisted stems and withered flower buds. They are especially common in Cyclamen, Pelargonium and Saintpaulia.
These pest are difficult to control therefore suppression is the best option of dealing with them.
- Remove and destroy the infested plant parts.
- Spray the houseplant with a solution of 4 parts water to 1 part rubbing alcohol. Ensure you thoroughly cover all the affected parts with the solution. Repeat every 7 days as necessary.
- You can also spray the houseplant with a broad-spectrum miticide as per the manufacturer's recommendations.
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