Vegetables and Fruit forum: Improved Meyer Lemon Question

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I posted this pix to another thread
The close up is better than my own eyes! The leaves on my little tree look a little off colored and hungy. I did notice that and I :have fed it. But do the baby lemons look like it has an infestation of some kind? I didn't see anything under the leaves. Maybe I should take a close up pix of the leaves? Thanks for your help. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Mar 16, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Looks like spider mites to me. You can see some fine webbing. I use Azamax on my lemon tree since I want to eat the fruit. Others may have used other sprays. Whatever spray you use, do it on a cloudy day when the sun isn't so fierce and spray both sides of the leaves and the branches and trunk. You may need a second application in 10 days for any hatchlings.
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 16, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Well, I'llllllll be! I super zoomed in and saw the web! I will find some Azamax tomorrow. It's time to save my lemons! Thumbs up Thanks @Shadegardener! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Mar 17, 2015 7:26 AM CST
I generally get spider mites on plants while they're inside for the winter and have to spray a couple of times. They can get out of control rather quickly and I usually spray all of the surrounding plants as well. A forum acquaintance who also does indoor citrus told me about Azamax. It's an OMRI contact insecticide and will take a day or two to kill off those suckers and might not prevent future problems.

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