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Red spider mite on fiddle-leaf fig

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Red spider mite on fiddle-leaf fig

I think I have red spider mite on my indoor fiddleback fig.  Dark pin prick spots on back of leaf.  Can anyone tell me What is best cure?

Thank you.

 

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Re: red spider mite on fiddle back fig

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Re: red spider mite on fiddle back fig

Hi @cka44 

 

It certainly looks like a mite infestation. Try gently wiping the undersides of the leaves with a soft cloth dipped into a solution of ecoOil or White Oil, diluted with water as per the label instructions.

Or if you prefer and have a sheltered spot to do it, take the plant outside and spray the undersides of the leaves with the same solution., Leave the plant outside until the leaves have dried off - you don't want runoff dripping on to carpet or your floor!

While you're at it, gently wipe the topsides of the leaves too - it will remove any dust and leave them shiny and clean!

If this indoor plant has insect pests on it, check other indoor plants as well and treat them too if required.

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