Fine Webbing on New Rose Growth - Knowledgebase Question

Millville, NJ
Question by Anic5555
May 19, 2000
My miniature rose has developed fine webbing on the new growth; then after a while the leaves lose their color and fall off. I can't see any spiders or other pests, however. Any idea what's wrong?


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Answer from NGA
May 19, 2000

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It sounds like your rose is suffering from spider mites. These are very tiny and leave a fine webbing on the leaves and stems. To control them, use insecticidal soap according to the label instructions being careful to spray all surfaces of the foliage and stems.

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