The Q&A Archives: Worms on my Lantana

Question: We have a Confetti Spreading Lantana and recently we found little green worms eating the leaves. We sprayed a soapy solution on the leaves but the worms won't go away. What else could we use that won't hurt the tree?


Answer: The botanical insecticide called Bt. (Bacillus thuringiensis) works very well against soft-bodied worms and caterpillars. This is a bacterium that acts as a stomach poison so expect to continue to see damage until the bacterium takes effect. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Coreopsis"