air plants on mango tree - Knowledgebase Question

Miami Gardens, Fl
Question by nfgrubbs
September 20, 2009
how to rid air plants on mango tree. leaves have spots on them and the fruit didn't mature

Answer from NGA
September 20, 2009


Pulling off the air plants or rubbing them off the branches is the only safe way to remove them from your mango tree. Spotting leaves can indicate a fungal disease but the tree is sensitive to fungicides so the best control is to cut or pull off the affected leaves. The immature fruits you describe can be the result of poor watering practices or immaturity of the tree. Mangoes seem to grow and produce best when they are given very little water and no fertilizer at all. Hope this information helps!

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