Hostas - spider webs - Knowledgebase Question

Brentwood, Mi
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Question by kmschrage
July 5, 2010
I have a lot of large dark green hostas and it looks like they have spider webs underneath the leaves and even some on top of them - what causes this and how do I get rid of them?


Answer from NGA
July 5, 2010
If the leaves look stippled or otherwise unhealthy the webbing may be from spidermites. Insecticidal soap sprays will control them. A strong stream of water from the hose will dislodge them and deter them, as well. They prefer to live in dry, dusty places. Try hosing off your plants, including the undersides of the leaves, to see if that doesn't send them packing. Best wishes with your hostas!

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