citrus losing leaves but is not dry or over wet - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Margarita, Ca
Question by queeniebob
February 24, 2010
I got help with mites and put sand on top of my soil for the dwarf citrus tress, but now one is losing its leaves and it doesn't need water, the sand is keeping the soil moist, I haven't watered in several weeks.

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2010


If your tree was infested with mites and you sprayed to control the mites, the spray may be responsible for the dropping leaves. If your tree is otherwise healthy it should produce new leaves in a few short weeks. To keep mites from overtaking your trees, simply spray them off with plain water every few weeks. Mites love dry, dusty places but hosing off your trees will not only rinse them off but deter them, as well. Good luck with your tree.

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