Hi everyone, I have Lilly pillys in my front and backyard and they have some weired pimples on thier leaves. I can see the black bugs behind those leaves, but not sure what to do.
please advise me some trick or spray that I can use to get rid of those bugs.
please see attached pictures.
I also have an indoor Dracena (happy plant) which has those white bugs on it, I have tried Neem oil spray on it several times but they just don’t go away, plz advise me on that as well, thanks
Good afternoon @sper This is a common insect problem that attacks Lilly Pilly. They are called Psyllids. Tiny little insects that rasp and suck, causing the pimples.
The attack the new growth. It’s best to prune back first and put it in the bin, not leaving it on the ground or the compost.
Then give it a thorough spray, you can use your Eco Neem oil , also, Baythroid Advanced is really good too.
With your Dracaena, when you have time, could you please share a couple of photos so we can see what is going on.
When spraying, please make sure you wear the appropriate Protective Gear - Mask, gloves, long sleeve shirt, glasses. 😊
When you say prune, do I have to prune these new growths or I can just go spraying without pruning. Thanks
Sorry yes pruning back the new growth and then spraying it 😊 @sper
I went to prune but figured that’s not an option as the whole of the plant (they are 6) is affected and if I prune I think I will be left with only main trunk standing. So help
me find a spray that can help. Thanks
BTW image of my Dracena is attached.