Plumbago - Knowledgebase Question

Clermont, Fl
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Question by mkmalys
July 14, 2010
I noticed holes in the plumbago plants and I see worms, 1 inch long, striped with a red head on the leaves. What can I do to get rid of these? Thanks


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Answer from NGA
July 14, 2010
Caterpillars can be the larvae of butterflies or of moths. In Florida, plumbago is the host plant of the Cassius Blue Butterfly. I wouldn't recommend controlling them. Your plumbago will survive the attack and a whole new generation of butterflies will flourish! Hope you'll allow them to live.

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